1. herculesinwyoming's Avatar
    When people question my blackberry choice I use security as a defense. I need actual facts to back up my claim. I know you can't root or jail break and BlackBerry has a encryption sytem. That's about all I know.

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    12-04-14 11:18 PM
  2. anon(9208252)'s Avatar
    I think the big security thing is when your on BES, other than that I'm not to sure.
    12-04-14 11:21 PM
  3. BB Adict's Avatar
    When people question my blackberry choice I use security as a defense. I need actual facts to back up my claim. I know you can't root or jail break and BlackBerry has a encryption sytem. That's about all I know.

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    I am not sure why you feel you have to justify your purchase of a Blackberry. The answer should be simple enough. You make your choice, your friends make theirs. Conversation over!!


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    12-04-14 11:35 PM
  4. thymaster's Avatar
    What about guys like me who just wants to understand the security technology of my phone so I can make wise choices. Choices like should I take a nudie with my Passport, or iPad or my compact camera.

    I am not sure why you feel you have to justify your purchase of a Blackberry. The answer should be simple enough. You make your choice, your friends make theirs. Conversation over!!


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    Last edited by thymaster; 12-05-14 at 05:21 AM.
    12-05-14 01:33 AM
  5. walcolm's Avatar
    looolllll. always take nudies with your BB...if you choose iPhone or an Android, your nudie will trend on the web

    a BB on BES is a fortress, a BB on BIS is still a safe house compared to an android or iPhone
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    12-05-14 03:59 AM
  6. thymaster's Avatar
    Lol. Yea I don't want to pull a J Law. I have to say she's got amazing yoga skills though.

    looolllll. always take nudies with your BB...if you choose iPhone or an Android, your nudie will trend on the web

    a BB on BES is a fortress, a BB on BIS is still a safe house compared to an android or iPhone
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    12-05-14 05:28 AM
  7. muellerto's Avatar
    When people question my blackberry choice I use security as a defense. I need actual facts to back up my claim. I know you can't root or jail break and BlackBerry has a encryption sytem. That's about all I know.
    By default a BB device is not much more secure than any other device, especially if the user continues to use Google (Youtube, Gmail, Maps, ...), facebook (Whatsapp, Instagram, ...), Twitter and so on. But a BB allows also the average user to get more privacy if he wants. The user can configure the following things:
    - switch off automatic updates
    - switch off diagnostic messages
    - switch off location based services
    - set detailed app privileges
    - install a none-tracking search engine (instead of Google) as default
    - install mail encryption apps
    - install VPN software

    Interesting is that the stock browser (or any other component) doesn't use Google's Safe Browsing API, so web requests cannot not be tracked (by Google) like it is the default in nearly all desktop browsers. I would welcome if the user could also configure the general use of a HTTP and/or SOCKS proxy.

    Update: I still want to mention that being on the native BB10 platform has a much lower risk to be attacked by malware and other crap software than on iOS and Android just because it's uncommonness. The often propagated software gap does also exist on the malware sector.
    Last edited by muellerto; 01-04-15 at 10:44 AM.
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    12-05-14 05:51 AM
  8. BB Adict's Avatar
    What about guys like me who just wants to understand the security technology of my phone so I can make wise choices. Choices like should I take a nudie with my Passport, or iPad or my compact camera.
    If your choice of phones come down to that, then more power to you. The idea that people have to defend why they carry a particular phone escapes me. I wonder if people have similar discussions about the car they drive? Just wondering.....

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    12-05-14 07:23 AM
  9. dejanh's Avatar
    looolllll. always take nudies with your BB...if you choose iPhone or an Android, your nudie will trend on the web

    a BB on BES is a fortress, a BB on BIS is still a safe house compared to an android or iPhone
    It's too bad BlackBerry 10 doesn't use BIS then.

    A BlackBerry 10 device, other than for the reasons listed earlier here relating to rooting/jailbreaking and the extra granular security permissions is no more secure than an iOS or Android device. An added element that benefits BlackBerry is that their business model isn't based around gathering customers' data, so in this respect BlackBerry offers more privacy.

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    12-05-14 10:15 AM
  10. RaiderNation1337's Avatar
    Just get a VPN for your phone.

    I have an example that maybe someone can shed light on:

    Assume you are using a BB10 phone. Assume someone has remote access to it.. and you install a Vpn on your phone. Would you still be safe?

    So if someone didn't have access to it... and you installed a vpn...we could assume you'd be fine, security wise. any thoughts on this are encouraged.

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    12-13-14 08:19 AM
  11. Spawn12's Avatar
    Thankfully no one I know asks me to justify my choice in BlackBerry. If they did I would answer back by saying for my needs/wants it's the perfect fit. Sure I don't have access to a million fart apps etc but for messaging/email, its hands down the best platform.

    Each to their own is what I say.

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    12-13-14 08:55 AM
  12. CherokeeMarty's Avatar
    As the Snowden revelations showed, iOS is susceptible to the Man-In-The-Middle spoof, and allowing the installation of monitoring software. BB10 does not allow third party program installations without user permission.

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    12-13-14 09:10 AM
  13. deltact's Avatar
    As the Snowden revelations showed, iOS is susceptible to the Man-In-The-Middle spoof, and allowing the installation of monitoring software. BB10 does not allow third party program installations without user permission.

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    iOS may be vulnerable to more simple man-in-the-middle attacks, at least as of iOS6, unsure if this has been remedied. It does not offer a way to delete saved wifi connections without being connected to that access point. So if I set up a new mobile access point with the same name as a well-visited coffee shop, I might be able to capture unencrypted information from phones that connect?

    Posted via CB10 on Z10
    12-13-14 10:57 AM

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