JanSt

Odd BlackBerry "Feature"... Secure?

Okay, was using a friend's BlackBerry Torch 9800 for a couple of weeks.
Yesterday he got it back. He puts in his sim (after I reset/wiped the Torch***), and while the email setup-client asks for email account verification (i.e., "enter your account password"), his emails are loading. That is, he could read /write emails BEFORE he entered his password!!!

AHEM, is that the same in all BBs?
Not very secure, is it?
(Granted, his sim was obviously registered with BB, but still...)

*** - how filthy would that line have read for someone 50 years ago? :p

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matt101101 / MOD  Oct. 21, 2011 at 13:38

Probably still more secure than Android, which seems to have absolutely gaping security holes, worryingly.

For security, BB still rule the roost, IMO.

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 21, 2011 at 14:17

True

CTPAHHIK  Oct. 21, 2011 at 15:10

I don't think "Okay, was using a friend's Torch 9800" sounds better.

Treab  Oct. 21, 2011 at 16:11

still could be worse... the iphone 4s has possibly the worst security feature ever...

siri will do anything shes asked even if the phone is locked with a pin...

matt101101 / MOD  Oct. 21, 2011 at 16:18

Siri is still in Beta.

Treab  Oct. 21, 2011 at 16:22

still shouldn't happen ;)

Treab  Oct. 21, 2011 at 16:23

and i also think 'beta' for siri is another way for apple to excuse themselves. IF ITS A PUBLICISED PART OF A PHONE ITS NOT A BETA.

they made siri sound amazing so the least they should ensure is that it doesn't reveal names and address/calendar events just by asking.

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 21, 2011 at 16:24

Agree with TREAB...had to happen :p

Treab  Oct. 21, 2011 at 16:31

... Ahhh

http://blogtown.portlandmercury.com/images/blogimages/2009/09/22/1253637561-admiral_ackbar.jpg

CTPAHHIK  Oct. 21, 2011 at 17:21

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Treab  Oct. 21, 2011 at 17:23

you don't add much do you ctpa

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 21, 2011 at 17:49

pssst...

Back on topic, muchachos y muchachas... y Treab

Treab  Oct. 21, 2011 at 18:06

.... can you try that in english :p

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 21, 2011 at 20:41

¿Que?

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