1. blackberry155's Avatar
    It's known that open networks are not safe and everything but since BlackBerry is one of the most secure mobile phones out there. Does it make it secure enough to use e.g. on a cafe's wi-fi or hotel's one ? I googled for some information about it, but I could only find something saying that PB is alright to use this way. Are BB OS 10 smartphones as well ?

    Thank you for help !
    08-25-15 02:23 PM
  2. HacklBerry's Avatar
    It's known that open networks are not safe and everything but since BlackBerry is one of the most secure mobile phones out there. Does it make it secure enough to use e.g. on a cafe's wi-fi or hotel's one ? I googled for some information about it, but I could only find something saying that PB is alright to use this way. Are BB OS 10 smartphones as well ?

    Thank you for help !
    Safe from what?

    'BlackBerry is one of the most secure mobile phone' if it's connected to BES.

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    08-25-15 02:34 PM
  3. blackberry155's Avatar
    Safe from what?

    'BlackBerry is one of the most secure mobile phone' if it's connected to BES.

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    Safe from different kind of threats: spying, hacking, malware, etc.
    08-25-15 02:41 PM
  4. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    Packet sniffing would work much the same on BB10 as it would on any other OS. Open data, is open data.

    Now someone "hacking" into your phone, would be more difficult to impossible.
    08-25-15 02:46 PM
  5. GreenCopperz's Avatar
    Hacking and malware are difficult however spying on packet data is more likely. I would disable any network shares over wi-fi etc

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    08-25-15 02:50 PM
  6. Warlack's Avatar
    As long as unencrypted data are being sent from your phone, you have a problem. With BES and a VPN connection for all your data, it is not more secure than any other device.....

    BES alone just helps with work data, not with private data..... Therefore a VPN is mandatory
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    08-25-15 02:52 PM
  7. HacklBerry's Avatar
    As long as unencrypted data are being sent from your phone, you have a problem. With BES and a VPN connection for all your data, it is not more secure than any other device.....

    BES alone just helps with work data, not with private data..... Therefore a VPN is mandatory
    Posted via CB10
    There is a policy 'Personal Data Space Encryption'. Isn't that for your private data?

    Posted via CB10
    08-25-15 03:04 PM
  8. Richard Buckley's Avatar
    Unencrypted data would be at risk. Most email services and social media websites use TLS to encrypt data smartphone applications are more of a mixed bag.

    Turning off Wi-Fi data sharing is not a bad idea. But I went to a mobile security conference and left it on the whole time. No one was able to break in, so I usually don't worry too much about it when I'm in a coffee shop for 15 minutes.

    Z10STL100-3/10.3.2.2252 SR 10.3.2.2168
    08-25-15 03:06 PM
  9. blackberry155's Avatar
    And how do I disable Wi-Fi data sharing?
    08-25-15 03:16 PM
  10. GreenCopperz's Avatar
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