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  1. Pasha_M5's Avatar
    When I booted up the phone for the first time, I had to connect to wi-fi so I connected to an unsecure network until I got to the home screen and I disabled wi-fi connection entirely.

    If someone had my phone number... is this possible?

    I encrypted the phone like two hours after I started using it.

    If I seem paranoid it's because my iphone got hacked last year by some psycho I used to know- so I'm doing my best to not let it happen again. I've noticed some differences in the touch screen responsiveness- kind of freaks me out. However I could just be swiping or scrolling differently.

    The extent of my iphone hack included my phone recording everything I said as well as being tracked by location.... so I'm hoping there's no way this is possible. With the celebrity nudes thing coming out I'm glad some light is being shed on the awful flaw in apples phone. Having your constitutional right to privacy etc infringed upon is just awful. Imagine having someone send your contacts emails supposedly from you making you look ridiculous. Yeah.

    Posted via CB10
    09-03-14 11:58 PM
  2. mathony's Avatar
    I think its time for you to use a BlackBerry

    Posted using my BlackBerry Passport
    09-04-14 12:01 AM
  3. Pasha_M5's Avatar
    Bro I'm on the q10 right now. My question is how can my q10 be hacked

    Posted via CB10
    09-04-14 12:04 AM
  4. anon6040766's Avatar
    It's not about your Q10, bro. It's about how you use it. Example, the BlackBerry device is as secure as it gets but using 3rd party apps or cloud services like BOX or DROPBOX opens you up to security risks. Additionally, when you communicate cross platform there is a small risk as well. BBM from BlackBerry to BlackBerry is supposedly more secure than BBM from a BlackBerry to another OS. Basically, stick with your Q10, BlackBerry secure apps, and SD card instead of cloud storage and your safe unless you lose that SD card.

    "Fly Eagles Fly" | White Q10 on VZW from Philly
    09-04-14 12:29 AM
  5. ShinyDimples's Avatar
    What makes you think it is hacked already?
    The lag is just the phone Indexing, email accounts ex..... since first start. Let it sit over night and do a hard reset by holding both volume buttons untill you see boot screen. Indexing can take 24 to 48 hours.

    Posted by my Z10. Technology given to me by the Gods, or should I say the "Ancient Aliens"! 10.3.0.1052/1130/1154Hybrid.
    09-04-14 12:33 AM
  6. anon(1852343)'s Avatar
    Are you using leaked software? Running any android apps?

    Q10 with Telus on 10.3.0.1052
    09-04-14 12:38 AM
  7. ElGorgon's Avatar
    1Use BlackBerry SO. Enterprise if u are business man.
    2Don't install any software from android or any other os.
    3Use the encryption option in your device.
    4Always be care about what wifi are you connected. This is really important issue.
    5Use passwd. to unlock your device.
    Remember that everything can be hacked, but doing this your in the right way to be more dificult and maybe useless for bad guys. C.

    Posted via CB10
    09-04-14 01:13 AM
  8. Pasha_M5's Avatar
    No leaked software, No ~Blackberry apps, I've been using the phone for like almost two weeks.



    Posted via CB10
    09-04-14 01:13 AM
  9. Pasha_M5's Avatar
    1Use BlackBerry SO. Enterprise if u are business man.
    2Don't install any software from android or any other os.
    3Use the encryption option in your device.
    4Always be care about what wifi are you connected. This is really important issue.
    5Use passwd. to unlock your device.
    Remember that everything can be hacked, but doing this your in the right way to be more dificult and maybe useless for bad guys. C.

    Posted via CB10
    I've done all of that minus connecting to a shady wi-fi for all of twenty seconds

    Posted via CB10
    09-04-14 01:14 AM
  10. Pasha_M5's Avatar
    ~Blackberry = not blackberry

    Posted via CB10
    09-04-14 01:15 AM
  11. mvpcrossxover's Avatar
    Hold your horse. You're not being hacked. Just your phone being slow at first.
    Is your network secured?

    Posted via CB10
    09-04-14 01:41 AM
  12. Pasha_M5's Avatar
    I don't even use my home wi-fi on my phone because of this.

    Posted via CB10
    09-04-14 02:02 AM
  13. yessuz's Avatar
    omg.
    no you are not hacked.
    restart phone holding power up and power down for 5 seconds.

    now, if you are afraid, you can security wipe your phone, and on the initial screen you can skip the wifi selection.
    09-04-14 03:53 AM
  14. ThunderShock2005's Avatar
    That weed you've got must be some dank ****!

    Posted via CB10
    09-04-14 04:10 AM
  15. SK122387's Avatar
    I wish I felt I was important enough to have my phone hacked.

    Posted via CB10
    09-04-14 04:24 AM
  16. Pasha_M5's Avatar
    I wish I felt I was important enough to have my phone hacked.

    Posted via CB10
    No. It sucks ***.

    I'm not blazing either. Getting your identity stolen is no joke

    Posted via CB10
    09-04-14 04:40 AM
  17. stooy leown's Avatar
    Your good dude. And fwiw, you DON'T have to connect to a wifi network at setup. Just for next time, or if you install a leak etc. Just skip that part.

    Q10SQN100-2/10.3.0.1130 - CB10
    09-04-14 07:34 AM
  18. Superdupont 2_0's Avatar
    If I seem paranoid it's because my iphone got hacked last year by some psycho I used to know
    Sounds to me that you used a jailbroken iphone and left it unlocked and unattended to that psycho.
    But it's a wise decision (certainly not paranoid) to improve your security with a blackberry.

    A few golden rules (in addition to what you have already done):

    1. The weakest point is often the computer, not the smartphone. Learn to harden your pc/laptop and router in the first place.

    2. Never use simple passwords.

    Your Q10 is secure out of the box, but you should check the settings.

    3. Check Security and Privacy in the settings:

    - Applications Permission: Disable everything possible
    - Diagnostics: Should be off.
    - Developer Mode: Should be off.

    4. Check Media Sharing: Everything should be off.

    5. Check Storage and Access: ďAccess using Wi-FiĒ should be off.

    6. If you use bbm: If you watch 'private' videos on your BlackBerry, make sure you turn off status updates in BBM first | CrackBerry.com

    7. Mobile Network: The network mode should be ideally "4G&3G".

    8. Although apps from BB World are basically safe, donít give them any permission.
    Most of them work good enough even without having any permission.



    Finally, there is no hack for the Q10. Your data are safe.

    You may find this thread useful
    http://forums.crackberry.com/blackbe...rivacy-933886/
    newcollector likes this.
    09-04-14 07:35 AM
  19. Pasha_M5's Avatar
    Brilliant posts here. I truly appreciate the responses. I'm off to bed now.


    I have disabled pretty much everything and have given no access to apps etc.

    I love you all

    Posted via CB10
    09-04-14 07:59 AM
  20. rambo47's Avatar
    Remember - just because you're paranoid it doesn't mean folks are not out to get you. Following basic security protocols like encrypting and using string passwords will make your BlackBerry impossible to hack for anyone but the NSA. Avoid shady software, like all Android apps, and you're good.
    09-04-14 09:01 AM
  21. bbjdog's Avatar
    Go to settings, then security and privacy and then choose Encryption.
    Choose Device Encryption and then media card Encryption.
    This might take a some time to complete, depending on how much you have stored in them.
    Remember Blackberry is known for there Encryption software.
    Should have been your first action on your new phone.
    09-04-14 09:31 AM
  22. whatsever's Avatar
    It's true that third party cloud services like backup or harddisk is a risk. That's why you best get in encrypted on your mobile and make a back-up on a computer. It's the best way
    09-04-14 09:40 AM
  23. Pasha_M5's Avatar
    I encrypted the first day I got the phone. I have nothing saved to the SD card... but I'll encrypt it any way right now. what is a string password?

    Posted via CB10
    09-04-14 09:56 AM
  24. Dsrtwlf's Avatar
    Reading the thread makes sense on advice. Question-my son hooked me up with a cloud thing-dropbox. Now how would I get rid of? Just delete the application? Will do since he was not to smart doing this. Any advice?
    09-04-14 09:57 AM
  25. Pasha_M5's Avatar
    What about sim pin lock?

    Posted via CB10
    09-04-14 09:59 AM
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