1. bobo616's Avatar
    Hi,
    I have to send my Z10 in for repair so I have wiped my phone but just wondered if it would still be possible for data to be retrieved? It should be being repaired or replaced by BlackBerry as it is still under warranty.

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    11-05-14 02:12 AM
  2. notfakeprofile's Avatar
    Hi,
    I have to send my Z10 in for repair so I have wiped my phone but just wondered if it would still be possible for data to be retrieved? It should be being repaired or replaced by BlackBerry as it is still under warranty.

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    Its not Android or iOS.

    It will wipe, overwrite it with useless data (like 0,1) that makes no sense whatsoever, wipe it again.
    So no, no way to recover it because the original data has been overwritten
    11-05-14 02:28 AM
  3. bobo616's Avatar
    Thanks, that is what I hoped as security is a major point of BlackBerry. This would also explain why it took a couple of hours to do rather than the minutes that my iPhone took.

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    11-05-14 02:48 AM
  4. The Big Picture's Avatar
    Thanks, that is what I hoped as security is a major point of BlackBerry. This would also explain why it took a couple of hours to do rather than the minutes that my iPhone took.

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    That's exactly right. They erase then write jibberish and then erase again.

    This way there are no traces of anything left even with recovery software.

    How many wipes are completed I don't know but whatever it is you can be sure that it adheres to the highest security level because of all the government and enterprise data blackberry caters for.

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    11-05-14 03:14 AM
  5. OneofLittleHarmony's Avatar
    I think there are special wipes for government workers.

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    11-05-14 03:22 AM
  6. Richard Buckley's Avatar
    I think there are special wipes for government workers.

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    Source?


    BlackBerry security wipe is FIPS 2 compliant. So if you are really interested in what it does you can read the standards.

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    11-05-14 03:54 AM
  7. bobo616's Avatar
    Thanks for the info everyone.

    Posted via CB10
    11-05-14 08:46 AM
  8. OneofLittleHarmony's Avatar
    Source?


    BlackBerry security wipe is FIPS 2 compliant. So if you are really interested in what it does you can read the standards.

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    It is a very subtle joke about wipes and government workers.

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    11-05-14 01:13 PM
  9. bungaboy's Avatar
    It is a very subtle joke about wipes and government workers.

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    Sanitary Engineers?
    11-05-14 02:14 PM
  10. Chanlion's Avatar
    You cannot retrieve data after a security wipe.
    Science. In dumbed down terms, normal erase is putting a sign over the start of the data which says blank. Security wipes rewrites a pass of zeros over the data, effectively destroying it.
    11-05-14 03:18 PM
  11. Richard Buckley's Avatar
    It is a very subtle joke about wipes and government workers.

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    Ah. Apparently I'm not doing subtle this week

    Posted via CB10
    11-05-14 06:05 PM

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