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    015 Making your BlackBerry more secure!

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    Your BlackBerry device allows access to your email account, so you must take steps to secure it against misuse by others. The following instructions will help you do so:

    * Set the password and timeout option:

    1. Select Options, then Security.
    2. Next to "Password", highlight the word Disable and click the trackwheel.
    3. Select Change Option, then Enable.
    4. Enter your password and press the Enter key.

    Note: The password must be 4 to 14 characters in length. You must not enter a password composed of identical characters or a natural sequence (e.g., 1, 2, 3, 4), as it will be rejected.
    5. Enter your password again to verify it.
    6. Next to "Security Timeout," highlight the displayed time and click the trackwheel.
    7. Select Change Option, and choose a reasonable time for the handheld to time out and lock. (15 mins or less is usually best)
    8. To exit the "Security" screen, press the Escape key. You will be prompted to save. Select Yes.

    * Whenever you put down your BlackBerry, lock it by selecting Lock from the main menu.

    * Finally, make sure your desktop computer and network are secure against unauthorized access.

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    Just what I was looking for!
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    Re: 015 Making your BlackBerry more secure!

    Good info. Actually, part of the checklist / requirements as new users are setup in our company.
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    this is very important step to complete if you own a blackberry.

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    I could see where this would be huge in a corporate environment.

    How would this be a benefit for a private user?


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    YES!~ This is a must do procedure for all our blackberry users.
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    I guess I will follow suit. I have not done this as of yet but I will now.

    What is "content Protection"? mine is disabled.

    What is "Content Compression"? Mine is enabled.
    Last edited by tweber78; 11-16-2005 at 11:21 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twheeler
    I could see where this would be huge in a corporate environment.

    How would this be a benefit for a private user?
    Only use, as far as I can see, would be if it got stolen or you leave it unattended for a length of time.

    I keep mine with me virtually all the time (even at the side of the bed!!)

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    If you have enabled the 'Content Protection' option on the handheld, which encrypts data stored locally on the handheld. When you unlock the handheld, it goes through a process of decrypting the data so you are able to view the contents.

    Content Protection (How to - Enable/Disable)
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    tweber78: If you enable content protection the handheld password must be set. = )
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    Question Content protection

    Quote Originally Posted by vyperz
    tweber78: If you enable content protection the handheld password must be set. = )
    Thanks. I guess my only question would be why encrypt data on a password protected BB where once the password is entered the data decrypts?

    Do I have that correct?

    ...this ,essage will encrypt and self deystruct in 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2,............
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    I think most of these security features may be for the Government usage. Some corporations will also have security concerns when it comes to data.

    For me, I don't care if I lose my BB and someone gets my mother-in-law's phone number. LOL

    All kidding aside, if your keeping account information or other identy information, this is something you should do.

    I'm going to begin the process NOW...no, NOW... okay right...NOW!


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    Re: 015 Making your BlackBerry more secure!

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    I have it set to lock after an hour. I often have to pull out my bb to enter a quick note or fire off an email, so any less than an hour would be a problem, day to day. With the hour lock, even if someone does steal it, as soon as they let it sit for an hour (ie overnight) its locked, and they're SOL. Content protection is kinda pointless for a mere mortal like myself. Government or VIPs might need it.

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    Re: 015 Making your BlackBerry more secure!

    Quote Originally Posted by dtx
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    I have it set to lock after an hour. I often have to pull out my bb to enter a quick note or fire off an email, so any less than an hour would be a problem, day to day. With the hour lock, even if someone does steal it, as soon as they let it sit for an hour (ie overnight) its locked, and they're SOL. Content protection is kinda pointless for a mere mortal like myself. Government or VIPs might need it.
    yup content protection can be a pain. not necessary

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    Re: 015 Making your BlackBerry more secure!

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    Actually Sarbane Oxney sp? Requires things like this. If you leave your desktop computer for more than a quick second you're actually supposed to lock it. Thank you ENRON!!!!!!

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