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    Can BB get viruses and stuff

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    i haven't downloaded and third party applications except for jivetalk and i just received and error while trying to send an email and a box popped up and said something about trying to track keystrokes. now i know on computer spyware can track keystrokes to steal information from ppl on computers, but can this happen on BB if so how do i fix my BB i can't live without it!

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    Re: Can BB get viruses and stuff

    anyone ever experience this or is it just me?

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    Re: Can BB get viruses and stuff

    Well, the keystroke message is normal when using JiveTalk.

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    Re: Can BB get viruses and stuff

    oh ok thanks then that helps alot, but why would it appear out of no where when i was typing and email?

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    Re: Can BB get viruses and stuff

    is something wrong with the jivetalk program or does it do it randomly

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    Re: Can BB get viruses and stuff

    I use Jivetalk and never had that pop up on me. Actually Jivetalk was one of the few third party apps that have worked smoothly for me! You might want to contact Jivetalks customer support and see what they say! Usually going right to the source is your best bet. They are pretty helpful from what I hear!

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    Re: Can BB get viruses and stuff

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    The keystroke injection requirement is really a workaround for an UI problem we had... You don't have to enable it if you don't want to, and can still get the same functionality by opening the menu when you have a hyperlink checked...

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    Re: Can BB get viruses and stuff

    Nobody answered the question on if a BB device can get a virus! ;-)

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    Re: Can BB get viruses and stuff

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    Nobody answered the question on if a BB device can get a virus! ;-)

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    The answer is certainly YES.

    If you are accessing email and/or the web via your BB, you are just as susceptible to a virus as any other device that does the same thing. Be careful which emails you open and what you download.

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    Re: Can BB get viruses and stuff

    whew thanks for all the informaton, been very helpful cuz i was going crazy thinking i had a virus because jivetalk randomly shutoff on me 1 or 2 times in the past two days. but thanks

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    Re: Can BB get viruses and stuff

    all phones can get a virus.
    Once you go BlackBerry you never go back!

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    Re: Can BB get viruses and stuff

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~can peter pan get a virus ?

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    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~then if you did get a virus how would you cure it?

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    There's no probable danger of a virus on a BB because it would have to be a virus written specifically for the phone and you would have to install it yourself at some point. It's not like Windows, where you can get burned just being idle.
    To sum up: yes you could get a phone virus but it is highly unlikely and not "automatic".

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