1. joshska's Avatar
    I just got a spam PIN message, seemingly an advertisement for some type of sweepstakes in Indonesia. I remember getting similar pin messages on my Q10 last year. They're very rare (about twice a year), but concerning since I never share my PIN let alone use it. Has anyone experienced this?

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    09-20-15 09:51 PM
  2. anon(9208252)'s Avatar
    I just got a spam PIN message, seemingly an advertisement for some type of sweepstakes in Indonesia. I remember getting similar pin messages on my Q10 last year. They're very rare (about twice a year), but concerning since I never share my PIN let alone use it. Has anyone experienced this?

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    yes , every once in a while, I think it Usman sending them out. Lol
    09-20-15 10:06 PM
  3. RyanGermann's Avatar
    I got one a few days ago: either an incompetent social media marketer who doesn't know how to restrict messages to appropriate recipients, or a baffling abuse of BlackBerry infrastructure by BlackBerry employees or worse, a security breach: either way, it doesn't reflect well on BlackBerry Ltd.

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    09-20-15 10:10 PM
  4. anischab's Avatar
    I got one a few days ago: either an incompetent social media marketer who doesn't know how to restrict messages to appropriate recipients, or a baffling abuse of BlackBerry infrastructure by BlackBerry employees or worse, a security breach: either way, it doesn't reflect well on BlackBerry Ltd.

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    Or you shared you pin in a forum for BBM groups by writing "Add me: PIN XCWQA2325" and someone picked up and added it to his database

    Workhorse: BlackBerry|Q10, SQN100-3, OS 10.3.2.2639; Power Workhorse: BlackBerry|Passport, SQW100-1, OS 10.3.2.2639 ; Germany.
    09-20-15 10:47 PM
  5. rthonpm's Avatar
    All BlackBerry PIN's are just a hex value. If you start randomly typing PIN combinations, you'll eventually get someone's device to receive it. It's a numbers game, nothing more than spam.

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    09-21-15 06:49 AM
  6. RyanGermann's Avatar
    The message is targetted at BlackBerry users in Indonesia... the bits I (an English speaker) could pick out made me think it was sent BY BlackBerry Indonesia, not just a random spammer.

    Besides, if random spammers can use their BlackBerry devices to randomly PIN message those with which contact has not been formally established, that's a gap in BB security if you ask me: again, reflects poorly on BlackBerry.
    09-21-15 11:00 AM
  7. Nicholas Recker's Avatar
    I have never gotten one, but I have seen a few posts about it. I'd just ignore it

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    09-21-15 12:54 PM
  8. rthonpm's Avatar
    The PIN infrastructure isn't secure to begin with. It was originally a way to distribute messages to a device without needing to know who owned it. Companies would use it to broadcast messages to their employees in cases of emergency or early closures from BES. It was never intended to be a secure form of messaging anymore than email was.

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    09-21-15 07:22 PM
  9. thurask's Avatar
    Besides, if random spammers can use their BlackBerry devices to randomly PIN message those with which contact has not been formally established, that's a gap in BB security if you ask me: again, reflects poorly on BlackBerry.
    I assume we should all stop using telephones due to the existence of autodialers, then?


    Here, here's a little bit of code:

    Code:
    import random
    
    def spoof():
    	return hex(random.randrange(0x20000000, 0x2fffffff))
    And if you run it enough times:

    Code:
    '0x29df484b'
    '0x207e14d6'
    '0x20636603'
    '0x2d78a4bc'
    '0x285286c9'
    '0x2cd9acfb'
    '0x283754fe'
    '0x259cc253'
    '0x254fff82'
    '0x20881337'
    09-21-15 07:23 PM
  10. jimoates014's Avatar
    Does this mean I haven't won a Honda car then? Lol!

    Posted via CB10
    09-21-15 08:03 PM

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