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  1. bblove4eva's Avatar
    Just a question, is it easy or even possible for someone to hack my BlackBerry Z30 thru wifi?

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    01-21-15 05:35 PM
  2. JamieWilson01's Avatar
    Depends what your definition of hack is.

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    01-21-15 05:49 PM
  3. anon(679606)'s Avatar
    bluejacking could get you ...wifi, less likely... IMHO

    Just a question, is it easy or even possible for someone to hack my BlackBerry Z30 thru wifi?

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    01-21-15 06:06 PM
  4. Alain_A's Avatar
    Any cell phone can be hack from wifi.
    Yes including BlackBerry

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    01-21-15 09:10 PM
  5. bblove4eva's Avatar
    Does having an anti virus reduce the risk? And will the anti virus be able to detect if my phone is hacked?

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    01-23-15 09:32 PM
  6. deiop's Avatar
    What do you mean with 'hacked'? Yes, every WiFi connection can be hacked, somehow, but no one has hacked or rooted a bb10 device.

    So, I you are afraid that someone can 'read' what you are transmitting via WiFi, f.e. your emails, use VPN or BES to connect to your Mailserver.



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    01-23-15 09:48 PM
  7. bblove4eva's Avatar
    Some one I know said he can hack my phone easily because he has my mac address.... like spy on my bbms,emails,whatsapp texts etc

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    01-23-15 10:16 PM
  8. tdaye's Avatar
    Some one I know said he can hack my phone easily because he has my mac address.... like spy on my bbms,emails,whatsapp texts etc

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    Untrue.

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    01-23-15 10:17 PM
  9. Alvin Heramiz's Avatar
    Just let him. Blackberry won't be famous for security if it just gets hack easily

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    01-23-15 10:40 PM
  10. Jtaylor1986's Avatar
    Not a computer expert but I'm pretty sure having your mac address doesn't mean a whole lot. He's just blowing smoke up your ***
    01-23-15 10:46 PM
  11. alaviss's Avatar
    Some one I know said he can hack my phone easily because he has my mac address.... like spy on my bbms,emails,whatsapp texts etc

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    Only true when you use Wi-Fi. There's an attack called "ARP Spoofing" allow a person to redirect your network connection to his/her PC using the fault in the design of ARP protocol. There is an way to protect from the attack, but I'm unsure if BlackBerry implement it on the device. However, the attacker can only view decrypted data, which is data comes from HTTP sites. You can encrypt your connection with VPN to avoid being spoofed.

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    01-24-15 03:38 AM
  12. Cojaeck's Avatar
    Via WiFi it's the same old story with every device: if you don't use some kind of encryption for your connections like ssl, every other client can read your transmitted data.
    An attacker then can play "man in the middle" if you don't look at the certificate chain (certificate warnings ignored).
    Then it's even possible to read encrypted data.
    This can especially be a problem in public hotspots.
    But this all is not a BlackBerry specific problem.
    BlackBerry has no security flaw I know of.
    I think it is the most secure platform out there.
    Look at the security level the system has for organisations like NATO, NSA, U.S. Military, German government e.g.


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    01-24-15 03:45 AM
  13. cylent's Avatar
    Anybody who owns a router can sniff packets thus hacking but not exactly enter the device and steal info like the movies.

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    01-24-15 04:22 AM
  14. menshawy's Avatar
    If he wiresharks your connection he will remain with the encryption... good luck with that!!

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    01-24-15 05:23 AM
  15. filanto's Avatar
    Use a vpn and send the friend an exlax brownie

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    01-24-15 09:35 AM
  16. gariac's Avatar
    If he wiresharks your connection he will remain with the encryption... good luck with that!!

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    I've run Kismet and Wireshark on wifi. Your comment doesn't make any sense. Or are you trying to say all that will be seen is encrypted data? That isn't exactly true since the meta data will be seen. And of course your MAC will be sniffed.

    But none of the hacks mentioned thus far hack the actual device.


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    01-24-15 07:06 PM
  17. menshawy's Avatar
    all that will be seen is encrypted data?
    isn't it?
    01-27-15 06:44 AM
  18. byex's Avatar
    Some one I know said he can hack my phone easily because he has my mac address.... like spy on my bbms,emails,whatsapp texts etc

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    How does that saying go........... oh ya LOL.

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    01-27-15 07:30 AM
  19. crazigee's Avatar
    Unless your buddy is a master hacker I doubt he could do anything at all!

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    01-27-15 07:33 AM
  20. Bluenoser63's Avatar
    Tell him to prove it.. Otherwise he is FOS..
    01-27-15 07:52 AM
  21. gariac's Avatar
    How does that saying go........... oh ya LOL.

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    Unless you use TLS on email, it can be read via wifi. There is a program called driftnet that grabs photo attachments from email over wifi.

    The big problem with not using TLS is your password goes out in the clear.

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    01-27-15 12:41 PM
  22. trevorcroft's Avatar
    Some one I know said he can hack my phone easily because he has my mac address.... like spy on my bbms,emails,whatsapp texts etc

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    If this person is on your wifi network, and the wifi network is unencrypted, they could sniff the data sent over wifi... if you're not on BES then emails would be readable as they are sent to and from your phone, bbm is encrypted so he couldn't read that, whatsapp I think is encrypted, texts aren't sent over wifi, they go over your mobile carrier.

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    01-27-15 01:14 PM
  23. trevorcroft's Avatar
    Unless you use TLS on email, it can be read via wifi. There is a program called driftnet that grabs photo attachments from email over wifi.

    The big problem with not using TLS is your password goes out in the clear.

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    A lot email services use TLS now, gmail does... go to settings / accounts to see, look for SSL encryption on imap (or pop) and smtp

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    01-27-15 02:17 PM
  24. gariac's Avatar
    A lot email services use TLS now, gmail does... go to settings / accounts to see, look for SSL encryption on imap (or pop) and smtp

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    Correct, but when using an email client as opposed to email over a website, few insist on TLS. I run all my financial email through a service not associated with any of my domain names for security. This service will not allow you to set up your client without TLS.



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    01-27-15 03:41 PM
  25. dehdude's Avatar
    As others have said I very very much doubt he can access the contents of your phone because blackberry current released OS's do not have any know record of somebody being able to gain root access (ability to modify anything as you wish, think jailbreak or rooting customizations on other phones).

    It is however very likely if he has a basic networking knowledge and free tools such as Cali Linux or backtrack, and if on the same WiFi network he can perform a man in the middle attack which allows him to view everything going to and from your device over IP. This excludes texts and phone calls as they use carrier network. If you use IPSEC VPN for Web browsing this is not possible because authentication will fail (very hard to fake cert or key). SSL or TLS which you know as https can be spoofed more easily but often you will see certificate not trusted warnings.
    Switch to LTE and he is obviously lying.
    01-27-15 04:03 PM
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