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    So, how necessary is it to have the firewall on the BB enabled?
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    interesting question. i have the same question as well, and am patiently waiting until it is answered

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    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~Per Wikipedia: In computing, a firewall is a piece of hardware and/or software which functions in a networked environment to prevent some communications forbidden by the security policy, analogous to the function of firewalls in building construction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnj41
    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~Per Wikipedia: In computing, a firewall is a piece of hardware and/or software which functions in a networked environment to prevent some communications forbidden by the security policy, analogous to the function of firewalls in building construction.
    and the answer would be?... LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoolFinalFan
    So, how necessary is it to have the firewall on the BB enabled?
    Thanks!!
    The firewall on the blackberry protects you from having third party applications sending and receiving data over the various networks that your BlackBerry may be connected to without your permission. For example, say you downloaded a free game, it might post scores to an online website, but it might also post usage data without you knowing it - akin to some malware on the PC - I just used games as an example cause some have online scoring which is something that the blackberry firewall is likely to trap.

    If the firewall is enabled and such software tries to open such a connection, you will be notified by prompt.

    Hope this helps!

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    Very good example colabnet! Any BES users expect to have your firewall enabled! I had an issue before with my firewall. I had declined an application's access and it would not work properly until I reset the firewall, then the app was able to connect properly.

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    So then how many of you have your firewall enabled right now?
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    I do!

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    I do. ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~

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    Re: Firewall...?

    Me too.

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    Me three

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    I do

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    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~Me also. 24-7-365. :-)

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    Mines now enabled
    Thanks for the quick response! WOW I'm impressed at this forum too, besides being impressed by my BlackBerry 7290!!

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