1. aenpecca's Avatar
    Dear folks,

    Rumors say that we'd better not to tell anybody our blackberry pin because it could be used for cloning to another blackberry handheld to replace its suspended pin.

    Is that true? Or how it works if it's true?
    01-10-09 04:52 AM
  2. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    Not true on either point

    1) Every BB has a unique PIN. Two identical one cannot exist
    The PIN is not like the one for you ATM card. It is just an
    identifier for your specific device.

    If it were dangerous the Social and PIN sharing forum
    would absolutely not exist

    2) The person trying to suspend a phone would need the IMEI
    number, not the PIN. That you should never post.

    Think about it this way. I have 142 BBM contacts. I have
    access to every one of their PIN numbers and I can do nothing
    with that info except use it to contact them.
    Last edited by amazinglygraceless; 01-10-09 at 05:00 AM.
    01-10-09 04:56 AM
  3. aenpecca's Avatar
    Not true on either point

    1) Every BB has a unique PIN. Two identical one cannot exist
    The PIN is not like the one for you ATM card. It is just an
    identifier for your specific device.

    If it were dangerous the Social and PIN sharing forum
    would absolutely not exist

    2) The person trying to suspend a phone would need the IMEI
    number, not the PIN. That you should never post.
    Think about it this way. I have 142 BBM contacts. I have
    access to every one of their PIN numbers and I can do nothing
    with that info except use it to contact them.
    So, to my understanding. The IMEI and PIN should be given in order one can inject them to another blackberry handheld? That's what I am thinking.
    01-10-09 05:06 AM
  4. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    No, both are unique to a device and two devices cannot share
    them. There is no way to change either. Whatever the device
    PIN and IMEI is, is what it will ALWAYS be.

    EDIT: My bad. I read one word in your post wrong and made
    a very unreasonable assumption. I apologize for that.
    Last edited by amazinglygraceless; 01-10-09 at 06:02 AM. Reason: Jumped. Landed on a conclusion.
    01-10-09 05:17 AM
  5. Branta's Avatar
    As AG says.

    You should consider your phone's PIN in the same way you consider your email address and phone number. At a practical level it is simply another way to identify your phone and make contact with it. If you would not disclose your number or email in <whatever> circumstances, think twice about revealing the PIN.

    The "danger" in publishing any of these identifiers is not cloning, but it increases the risk you will get spam and nuisance calls.
    01-10-09 05:47 AM
  6. SevereDeceit's Avatar
    I agree with AG and Branta on this one...

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    01-10-09 06:12 AM
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