09-08-2005, 01:03 AM
Thumbs Must Hurt
Join Date: Jul 2005
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i have to provide comment here on #1, the only current liability.
if i rcv an email on my bb and fwd/auto fwd to personal or corp email w/o ever opening or executing anything on the bb..then yes, you are correct.. the bb is not the trigger point for the virus but it can be spread via/thru the bb. bearing in mind how the message is being transmitted, medium(s/w)..
and although the virus cannot be executed via the bb it can be communicated to other vulnerable/exposed platforms/services that can execute/trigger the virus.
the question i would ask at this point is:
does @myblackberry.net or @imcingular.com A/V scan and/or filter for executables, vbs, etc..?
my opinion is that mybb.net doesn't but cingular.com does. this could be tested but i dont have the cycles for it.
thanks for clarifying NJBB..pls provide comment/correction as needed.
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