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    still a newbie, so go easy on me guys.
    How safe is banking info on the bb's? Can someone actually "hack" into my banking account?
    i'm just wondering what kind of settings i should enable in the security settings, or does it even matter. It's just that i don't want anyone to see my credit number and personal info..

    any suggestions?

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    Re: banking info on bb

    If I was doing banking applications, personally I would enable the firewall and clear my cache after logging off. Also enabling content protection and password is a good idea if you are storing your bank info on the device.

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    Re: banking info on bb

    It's safe, always log off though.

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    Re: banking info on bb

    I was told by my bank its completely safe. Im sure if it wasn't they would gave told me to stick to my computer instead

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    Re: banking info on bb

    same here... i was assured by my bank that it was secure. i don't have much money, but it would suck to lose the little that i do have.

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    Re: banking info on bb

    Its just as safe if not moreso than banking via your PC. Especially if you download and use the mobile banking app offered by your bank. For example, Wachovia Mobile (which doesn't currently support BB, but will soon, according to them. Bad example, but its the first one that came to mind).
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    Re: banking info on bb

    i'm just concerned because of others lurking. Lately i need to keep track of my purchasing finances at work, and i'm spending lots of money everyday. I'd rather not go thru stacks of reciepts and crap. I thought it would be much easier to view it this way.
    well, sounds like it's safe after all. Thanks guys!

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    Re: banking info on bb

    You need to keep track of your purchases at work?

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    Re: banking info on bb

    Is it safe to keep banking type passwords in the password keeper application?
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    Re: banking info on bb

    Quote Originally Posted by jswitzer31 View Post
    Is it safe to keep banking type passwords in the password keeper application?
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    It'll be as safe as you keep:

    1) Your Blackberry (is it password protected) and
    2) As good as your password is for the program.

    That being said, I keep mine there with no worries!

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    Re: banking info on bb

    cool

    thanks guys

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    Re: banking info on bb

    BB have a very strong encryption so don't work about being hacked from abroad.
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    Re: banking info on bb

    Quote Originally Posted by jhowle View Post
    BB have a very strong encryption so don't work about being hacked from abroad.
    which i have to turn on in the options, right?

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    Re: banking info on bb

    nah it is default.. if you run the BIS,, your running a proprietary network that is owned an operated by RIM. The cell phone companies give you access to it.. BB run seperate from every other device
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