- CrackBerry Newbie
- 6 Posts
Security breach on playbook? Help requested please
For the past month or two I have gone to bed putting my pb in standby on the bed side table only to be woken up in the middle of the night with several Internet windows open and running as well as apps? What the heck is going on here? Even more of a concern the webpages pulled up and running are normally sites that are password protected and they are always at the change my password screen. For instance last night it was all mail which I don't use and wells Fargo which I do use. What is making this happen and how can I stop it? A few weeks back walmart.com was even pulled up, there were items in the shopping cart, and it was trying to check out as in hopes that I had saved credit card info there or something? Keep in mind when I go to bed at night I always make sure all apps are closed and all Web sessions are closed as well.
I'm totally at a loss and everywhere I seem to look I cannot find anyone with anything close to the same problems I am experiencing.
Thanks in advance for the help.
- 01-07-13, 11:58 PM #4
this is beyond crackberry , you need to contact paranormal society at Penn state. Music from your phone playing on your PlayBook??? I wish my bridge could up and connect itself and launch songs...that would be so awesome
- CrackBerry Genius
01-08-13, 12:36 AM #5
- 3,481 Posts
this sounds more like an identity theft issue rather than a playbook security one,,, if i were you i'd call EVERYONE, banks, card holders, even Rim; notify them of suspicious activity,,,, change ALL passwords/security questions & close out unnecessary accounts,,, cut up old cards & get new ones,,, NOW!!!
- 01-08-13, 12:41 AM #7
Has the OP installed any Google Android applications on their BlackBerry PlayBook? Regardless of the answer I recommend manually backing up only data files (documents, music, photographs, movies), performing a security wipe, and reinstalling the BlackBerry Tablet OS 2.1 software onto the tablet. Afterwards, reinstall only non-Android BlackBerry PlayBook applications and leave the tablet running for a week to verify whether the original issue persists. Once the tablet is functioning normally without any paranormal activity you can manually copy the data files to the tablet.
If all else fails, contact The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS)
- 01-08-13, 12:51 AM #8
While the pb can go a bit haywire in the presence of Plasma TV's, those globes that show off mini-lightning bolts and even poorly grounded electric sockets, the fact that you see too specific links pressed or data entered is interesting or more than that. Hate to ask, but any sleep walking in the family? Sleeping medications - ambien has had interesting side affects.
- 01-08-13, 07:49 AM #10
Does this happen during the day? Or just mysterious at night? Somehow I think that there is a very simple answer. When I put my PB to bed, I will turn off the BT and Wifi, so I do not get awoken when email's are received, etc.
- CrackBerry Abuser
01-08-13, 09:24 AM #11
- 361 Posts
This is real (not a security issue though) quite picking on the poster
This was documented on this site as an issue early on in the playbooks life cycle with the charging dock, random apps opening etc., I haven't seen it since a couple of OS updates ago on my PB though.
- CrackBerry Genius
01-08-13, 09:26 AM #12
- 3,524 Posts
I don't have this problem with my plasma. It may have something to do with the power supply in the TV.
I have experienced this when I charge the PB in the same area I charge all my other electronic devices.
OP: is there other electronics in the area of the PB when this happens? I would try to charge in a different area and see if it continues.
- CrackBerry Abuser
01-08-13, 01:30 PM #18
- 112 Posts
There could be a Bluetooth keyboard/mouse combo close to where you store your PB at night. I don't know what kind of house you live in, but if you're in a semi-detached or an apartment, or a condo... chances are, your house layout is exactly your neighbor's opposite. So your bedroom would be right next to your neighbor's bedroom... Even if there is a thick wall in between the 2 rooms, some signals will still go through.
Have you got a BB phone running bridge? Could someone in your house be using your phone to control your playbook?
Within the current context I laid out... here's a scenario for the Walmart shopping cart.
Guy next door is sitting in bed using a Bluetooth device to control whatever he has.
He goes on Walmart.com, adds stuff to his cart and gets ready to check out. Meanwhile, the signal makes it to your PB and everything he does on his device gets replicated on your PB.(For all you know, that guy may also be using a Playbook)
Now, said guy has to enter his credit card info. So he gets out of bed, walks to the kitchen and completes his order.
Because he got out of bed and walked away, the signal your PB was catching is no longer strong enough to be read and the last thing you see is where he was when he walked away.
This is pure speculation.
Last edited by blaze_125; 01-08-13 at 01:43 PM.
- CrackBerry User
01-08-13, 01:54 PM #19
- 92 Posts
I had a similar experience over Xmas where my playbook went nuts trying to load and open different programs. All I did was try to put it on charge. I had bought my wife an RC helicopter ( cough cough ) and was charging it in the same receptacle as my playbook. Turns out that the proximity of the RC charger to the playbook was the culprit.
You may be experiencing electronic interference.
Hope this helps.
- 01-09-13, 03:43 AM #25
Anyway, based on my personal experience, most of the software-related problems with PlayBook can be solved by security wipe and upgrading...
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