1. AllfatherOdin's Avatar
    So just for a backstory: Got myself robbed at knifepoint in lovely old Athens, Greece. The lovely fellows stole my playbook, among other things. I'm curious at to whether the password I had on it would hold? I know BB prides itself on its security, and I have a feeling these guys aren't computer geniuses.

    Of course I changed passwords on the appropriate things, but other then that...?

    I guess this solves me wanting to get rid of the thing for a new tablet, as well..
    12-19-13 05:30 AM
  2. Kah Carter's Avatar
    Just a knife
    ... should of fought back

    Posted via CB10
    12-19-13 05:31 AM
  3. AllfatherOdin's Avatar
    I'd question the sanity of one who is able to react like that with a knife an inch away from their eye :P
    12-19-13 05:36 AM
  4. David Murray1's Avatar
    Did you encrypt your device?
    12-19-13 05:49 AM
  5. rossjackson01's Avatar
    What a silly comment by Kah. Your life is far more important.

    If you reported it, did you obtain a crime number?. Your house insurance should cover you. If you are from UK, and purchased from Currys, did you have the replacement cover?

    Regards and health to you. Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year

    Ross
    12-19-13 06:05 AM
  6. rflan7's Avatar
    I feel the important question is being missed here...

    Why would anybody steal a Playbook??
    12-19-13 06:12 AM
  7. sad_old_man's Avatar
    So just for a backstory: Got myself robbed at knifepoint in lovely old Athens, Greece. The lovely fellows stole my playbook, among other things. I'm curious at to whether the password I had on it would hold? I know BB prides itself on its security, and I have a feeling these guys aren't computer geniuses.

    Of course I changed passwords on the appropriate things, but other then that...?

    I guess this solves me wanting to get rid of the thing for a new tablet, as well..
    If your pb is password protected then the main account password will hold.
    12-19-13 06:15 AM
  8. AllfatherOdin's Avatar
    Did you encrypt your device?
    I'm not sure I understand. It was password protected so if it is booted up or woken up you have to type in a password.
    12-19-13 06:15 AM
  9. David Murray1's Avatar
    I'm not sure I understand. It was password protected so if it is booted up or woken up you have to type in a password.
    lol, password protection is the first layer of security, full device encryption is layer two and makes the PB impenetrable.
    12-19-13 06:17 AM
  10. AllfatherOdin's Avatar
    What a silly comment by Kah. Your life is far more important.

    If you reported it, did you obtain a crime number?. Your house insurance should cover you. If you are from UK, and purchased from Currys, did you have the replacement cover?

    Regards and health to you. Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year

    Ross
    I got a police report. But i'm travelling right now, i'm from Canada. I bought it from a private seller. So i'm SOL with any of that.

    But i've never been robbed before in my life, so, I suppose I was due.
    12-19-13 06:17 AM
  11. AllfatherOdin's Avatar
    lol, password protection is the first layer of security, full device encryption is layer two and makes the PB impenetrable.
    I suppose it wasn't fully encrypted. But how easy would it be to get past that first password?
    12-19-13 06:18 AM
  12. SEAWARRIOR's Avatar
    What a silly comment by Kah.Your life is far more important.

    If you reported it, did you obtain a crime number?. Your house insurance should cover you. If you are from UK, and purchased from Currys, did you have the replacement cover?

    Regards and health to you. Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year

    Ross
    yeah, he made a similar comment to someone else that had their phone stolen,,, he must be the resident badazz===

    to the op, sorry to hear,,, your p/w should be secure as long as you didn't use anything obvious,,, pb's also will wipe after 10 tries like a bb phone will,,, only thing is, after that they can set it up as they see fit, if they don't sell it for some meth,,, you might be able to report it to BB if you have the serial #, & they might be able to brick it...
    12-19-13 06:21 AM
  13. NursingNinja's Avatar
    So just for a backstory: Got myself robbed at knifepoint in lovely old Athens, Greece. The lovely fellows stole my playbook, among other things. I'm curious at to whether the password I had on it would hold? I know BB prides itself on its security, and I have a feeling these guys aren't computer geniuses.

    Of course I changed passwords on the appropriate things, but other then that...?

    I guess this solves me wanting to get rid of the thing for a new tablet, as well..
    I would say that it is more likely they will type in abracadabra ten times and give you a free security wipe, then sell it. As much crap as people talk about playbook they still go for at least 50-75 used in good condition. And that is probably more than the cash you had on hand as nobody carries cash anymore. What is a crook to do these days?

    I bet the early 2000's were an even tougher time to be a street crook as everyone still had debit cards, but no smart devices to steal! They probably had to go back to the old days of sticking up old ladies for their jewelry.
    12-19-13 06:52 AM
  14. FF22's Avatar
    Your data is protected by the password. Unless they guess it correctly they have about 10 chances, then the PB will wipe itself. Now, if you have the pin/serial number you can call Rim and have it blacklisted - it will become nearly useless as it will not reload the OS.

    I don't see Greece in the list but ...

    Rim Support
    Tel:
    Canada Toll Free: 1-877-644-8405
    United States Toll Free: 1-877-644-8410
    Puerto Rico Toll Free: 1-855-651-4936
    Email: playbooksupport@blackberry.com
    (UK Support) 0800 096 2805

    Playbook French Support
    Smartphones BlackBerry Z10 - Tous les Téléphones Portables BlackBerry - FR - France
    Phone : 0800 914 533 (within 90 days from activation)

    BlackBerry Customer Support Center
    Austria:0800-297-476
    Belgium:800-77-980
    RIM (Brasil Support toll free number): 0800-022-3161
    Bulgaria: 00800-118-1115
    Denmark: 802-50198
    France: 800-914-533
    Germany: 800-181-6530
    Italy: 800-789-272
    Luxembourg: 800-2-2187
    Netherlands: 800-022-7316
    Norway: 00-1-647-426-7058
    Poland: 00-800-112-43-59
    Portugal: 800-827-760
    Russia: 8-800-100-9643
    South Africa: 0800988892
    Spain: 900-866-969
    Sweden: 02-079-4448
    Switzerland: 0-800-802-492
    United Kingdom: 08000962805

    Phone-Numbers of BlackBerry PLAYBOOK- Helpdesks...

    Germany: 0800 1816530 (Gebhrenfrei)

    North-America: 1 877 255 2377 (Toll Free)

    UK: 0808 100 7466 (Toll Free UK only)

    Outside UK: +44 1753 558400

    Worldwide: 1 519 888 6181

    help@blackberry.com

    (BTW: Helpdesk for BlackBerry devices -except PlayBook- for Germany:
    0180 3302626)
    12-19-13 07:35 PM

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