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Forum: BlackBerry and Mobile Security 05-21-2016, 11:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 836
Posted By aiharkness
Re: Help!!!remove It Policy

https://supportforums.blackberry.com/t5/BlackBerry-OS-Smartphones/HELP-How-to-remove-IT-policy-from-9720/m-p/3179299/highlight/true#M774785
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Forum: General BlackBerry Priv Discussion 05-04-2016, 03:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 881
Posted By aiharkness
Re: DTEK? What about core apps?

By the way, I find it beyond strange when a user wants more control over their device to make it more secure, when what they actually want is probably the single thing that will make it much less...
Forum: General BlackBerry Priv Discussion 05-04-2016, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 881
Posted By aiharkness
Re: DTEK? What about core apps?

No doubt. But why do you think it is DTEK? My understanding, like tsac, is that DTEK is just a monitor and a reporter. I'm asking for a reference that it is more than that. I don't believe your...
Forum: BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) 05-01-2016, 07:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,510
Posted By aiharkness
Re: BBM or Whatsapp?

We are going in circles now. I will try and clarify before moving on.

1. I think encrypted messages between client and server is good enough for most users, particularly for a case like BBM where...
Forum: General BlackBerry Priv Discussion 04-30-2016, 09:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,211
Posted By aiharkness
Re: No Discussion Of BlackBerry Priv Slider? What's Happened To BBF?!?

Use what works best for you, Jack. We have our different needs and different preferences.

Agree BlackBerry didn't help itself with that price point. But truthfully BlackBerry has a lot going...
Forum: BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) 04-30-2016, 09:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,510
Posted By aiharkness
Re: BBM or Whatsapp?

Facebook owns WhatsApp, yes, and there is more to it than that. My dislike is such that I tend to use Facebook as a type. And Google as well. You can bet WhatsApp is selling whatever data it gleans,...
Forum: BlackBerry Help 04-30-2016, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,120
Posted By aiharkness
Re: My Blackberry

You can go to device settings and select About. You will find information there.

Also, in any text field, type "myver" with out quotes and followed by a space. This will be replaced by the model...
Forum: BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) 04-30-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,510
Posted By aiharkness
Re: BBM or Whatsapp?

If you mean mindset about collecting and brokering advertisements and who knows what else from your personal information, then ditto, I agree.

I'm guessing several things about WhatsApp rolling out...
Forum: BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) 04-28-2016, 09:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,510
Posted By aiharkness
Re: BBM or Whatsapp?

After some more reading and re-reading, here is what I understand....

Where there is TLS, it is between the device and the server.

TLS does not use the BlackBerry BBM global key that is...
Forum: General BlackBerry Priv Discussion 04-28-2016, 06:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,211
Posted By aiharkness
Re: No Discussion Of BlackBerry Priv Slider? What's Happened To BBF?!?

Stepped away from buying device from carrier. I don't buy my appliances from the electric company. Carrier is a carrier. If electric company forced me to use their device, I would learn to do...
Forum: BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) 04-28-2016, 05:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,510
Posted By aiharkness
Re: BBM or Whatsapp?

The way I read the BlackBerry white paper on the standard BBM, the global key that is hard coded on BlackBerry handsets only applies to BBM communication between BlackBerry handsets. It isn't in use...
Forum: BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) 04-27-2016, 10:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,510
Posted By aiharkness
Re: BBM or Whatsapp?

If you and your contacts are are using iOS, Android or Windows Phone device (not BlackBerry devices), then it (BBM) is TLS,...
Forum: BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) 04-27-2016, 05:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,510
Posted By aiharkness
Re: BBM or Whatsapp?

By the way, don't know if you have looked at https://help.blackberry.com/en/bbm-security/latest/bbm-security/kja1394560068192.html

That is stock BBM, not BBM Protected or BES.

The global key is...
Forum: BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) 04-27-2016, 05:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,510
Posted By aiharkness
Re: BBM or Whatsapp?

You had me until that.
Forum: BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) 04-26-2016, 03:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,510
Posted By aiharkness
Re: BBM or Whatsapp?

@NoBox What is your potential exposure if some of your contacts have the sharing or backup options turned on? The chats, your information they have in their address book? That it?
Posted via...
Forum: General BlackBerry Priv Discussion 04-26-2016, 01:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 858
Posted By aiharkness
Re: PRIV guest account

I guess it would also be something for parents who let children play with device.

Think of the posts on the forums where kid did something (like change the lock passord) and parent can't fix...
Forum: BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) 04-26-2016, 12:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,510
Posted By aiharkness
Re: BBM or Whatsapp?

About cloud services, I wouldn't backup my BlackBerry to the cloud. I wouldn't backup my password keeper data to the cloud. I know I can backup password keeper to BlackBerry, and BlackBerry...
Forum: BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) 04-26-2016, 12:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,510
Posted By aiharkness
Re: BBM or Whatsapp?

I understand, generally, maybe not with a smartphone, there are ways to obfuscate or disguise metadata--I'm struggling for the right word--and it works until someone finds a hole in the method or...
Forum: General BlackBerry Priv Discussion 04-26-2016, 10:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 858
Posted By aiharkness
Re: PRIV guest account

Just curious, is the guest account an Android thing or something BlackBerry added?
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Forum: General BlackBerry Priv Discussion 04-26-2016, 10:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 881
Posted By aiharkness
Re: DTEK? What about core apps?

References?

I don't know the sources for your claims. I have looked at https://help.blackberry.com/pl/dtek-by-blackberry/1.1/help/lym1430851802906.html and nothing there implies what you are...
Forum: BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) 04-26-2016, 08:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,510
Posted By aiharkness
Re: BBM or Whatsapp?

By the way, my BlackBerry is a personal device. And not on BES. I'm using the stock out-of-the-box BBM. I've thought of trying BBM Protected just for giggles, but I don't see the point of it for me....
Forum: BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) 04-26-2016, 07:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,510
Posted By aiharkness
Re: BBM or Whatsapp?

I was here. I just didn't really have anything to say. Only I came upon that blog post in my feed and remembered this thread.

I led with acknowledgment that the blog is biased. I don't doubt it's a...
Forum: BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) 04-24-2016, 07:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,510
Posted By aiharkness
Re: BBM or Whatsapp?

- WhatsApp encryption: Smokescreen? (http://utbblogs.com/whatsapp-encryption-smokescreen/)

Site biased, of course. But that doesn't mean the issues and questions aren't valid.

Personally, I'd...
Forum: BlackBerry Help 04-21-2016, 02:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 780
Posted By aiharkness
Re: Can't get Link to connect to Blackberry Classic/Q20 (Windows 7)

Sounds to me like the computer sees the device. I don't have an explanation for why Blend can connect but Link cannot. There are many, many threads on this at the support forums at BlackBerry.com. ...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 04-09-2016, 07:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,670
Posted By aiharkness
Re: BlackBerry Curve 8520 setup

Spammer.

You can't use the BlackBerry email app on legacy BlackBerry devices without a BlackBerry data plan. Period.
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Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 03-26-2016, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,363
Posted By aiharkness
Re: Default Problem with adding themes and wallpapers to my 9700

Regarding the image files. Key questions are, How are you putting the files on the 9700 and where? And, How are you then trying to navigate to the files and view or open them?

About the themes, it...
Forum: Site Suggestions, News & Problems 03-25-2016, 05:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By aiharkness
Re: Site down 3/22/16

There was a time I definitely would have noticed.
Forum: General Z10 Series Discussion - BlackBerry 10 03-25-2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,652
Posted By aiharkness
Re: Unlocking Blackberry ID password

If you are asking about BlackBerry ID (BBID) then see How to regain access to your BBID - BlackBerry Support Community Forums...
Forum: Sensitive Discussions 02-22-2016, 03:41 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 3,050
Posted By aiharkness
Re: Trump

I'm starting to doubt my earlier assessment. Won't say I was wrong, not yet.
Forum: Social Networking 02-20-2016, 09:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,812
Posted By aiharkness
Re: network problem

Are you using the mobile network, or wifi?

If network, then your complaint is most likely with the network operator. Or it may have to do with you. It could be a network problem, or maybe your...
Forum: BlackBerry Help 01-22-2016, 01:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 907
Posted By aiharkness
Re: help me with curve 9320

I don't know what Rapindo is. Also, don't know what "powerful DM" is. If you mean the BlackBerry Desktop Software, I still don't know what you mean by powerful.

First, you need to troubleshoot...
Forum: BlackBerry Help 01-04-2016, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,073
Posted By aiharkness
Re: Maximum video length /size on z10

If card is still FAT32 you may need to put it in a computer and format it as exFAT, then put it back in the Z10. And the Z10 may still need to download the drivers.

You can try formatting the card...
Forum: BlackBerry Help 01-03-2016, 07:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,073
Posted By aiharkness
Re: Maximum video length /size on z10

The correct format is exFAT. You will need OS version 10.2.1.3175 and above to use exFAT. Supported MicroSD media card storage sizes for use with BlackBerry smartphones...
Forum: Site Suggestions, News & Problems 12-30-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,369
Posted By aiharkness
Re: User List

I just checked with the Microsoft browser in Win10. What do they call it now, Edge?

Anyway, page is fine.

I wonder if it is a Java issue for you guys.
Forum: BlackBerry Help 12-30-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,002
Posted By aiharkness
Re: how to transfer data from 8900 Curve to the Z3??

Not sure. BlackBerry Link problems usually stump me.

So, it's not a connectivity problem, correct. You are connected?

Try this. Reboot the computer and restart Link. At the same time, do a hard...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 12-30-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,388
Posted By aiharkness
Re: Payment option in BBworld via Debit Card

Maybe.

See the highlighted post at Re: Can I buy apps using my debit card? - BlackBerry Support Community Forums...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 12-27-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,262
Posted By aiharkness
Re: Can't Update Z30

Probably a Bell release. You should be able to find out online the latest Bell OS release. See if they have released 10.3.something.something or not.

Unfortunately, once you reach Bell your hope is...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 12-27-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,262
Posted By aiharkness
Re: Can't Update Z30

OS updates on branded units is controlled by the carrier. Unlocked, unbranded devices purchased from Shop BlackBerry and Amazon are receiving updates independent of the carrier. In your case you may...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 12-26-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,415
Posted By aiharkness
Re: lost 9900 bbprotected not listed in bbprotect account

No, no way to add the device to Protect and initiate a backup without the device in hand. Carrier theoretically could locate the device, though won't do it just because you ask. There is really no...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 12-25-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,415
Posted By aiharkness
Re: lost 9900 bbprotected not listed in bbprotect account

If the device is lost and it isn't showing as your device in BlackBerry Protect online, I don't know what you can do. Protect must be enabled from the device. It would seem either Protect was not...
Forum: Site Suggestions, News & Problems 12-24-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,369
Posted By aiharkness
Forum: Site Suggestions, News & Problems 12-24-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,369
Posted By aiharkness
Re: User List

Across the top, Quick Links is immediately to the right of Search. In Quick Links Member List is second, below Today's Posts.
Forum: BES Admin Corner 12-03-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,044
Posted By aiharkness
Re: Blackberry's own BES support forums are now closed?

+1 @freakenvibe @interactive

Revive blackberryforums.com

I have a soft spot in my heart for these forums.
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Forum: BES Admin Corner 12-03-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,005
Posted By aiharkness
Re: BBM Meetings will be shut down beginning of 2016

On the positive side, at least BlackBerry is trying things. If it doesn't work, give up on it and try something else.

Also, I gather it wasn't a BlackBerry product per se, but a partnership. I can...
Forum: BlackBerry Help 12-02-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,018
Posted By aiharkness
Re: BB q5 WiFi issues

This where you are at.....

You need to do a clean OS reload to rule out software. Do a backup first. Do a full backup. Also selectively backup each of the three databases. Test the clean OS before...
Forum: BlackBerry Help 12-01-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,018
Posted By aiharkness
Re: BB q5 WiFi issues

One other idea. I didn't mention it because you say only the Q5 has the problem. But just for giggles, power cycle the router. If there is a separate modem, turn off the power on that as well. Count...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 12-01-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,155
Posted By aiharkness
Re: Help - Need Very Slow Trackpad Speed/sensitivity!

So, the 9700 is working, just the slowest or lowest trackpad setting is not low enough for your needs?

I don't really know what to recommend. You say a touch screen is definitely not an option? Have...
Forum: BlackBerry Help 11-30-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,136
Posted By aiharkness
Re: Curve 8520 would not let me install OS

I'm stumped.

If you search (using Google or Bing) you will get lots of hits. Some found a solution only to have others say it didn't work for them. I don't know a for sure solution beyond what...
Forum: Sensitive Discussions 11-30-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 3,050
Posted By aiharkness
Just talking about Trump. I think chances are...

Just talking about Trump. I think chances are slim he'll be nominated.

As far as the rest, I long ago gave up thinking it really makes a difference.
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Forum: Sensitive Discussions 11-30-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 3,050
Posted By aiharkness
Re: Trump

A friend from the office called and said he had a business opportunity. Did not say what it was, just asked me to come over. I went out of courtesy because he was a friend. There were about 30 people...
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