BlackBerry secrets revealed

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200382000-002.jpgNo, we’re not telling you Cingular’s release date. Nor are we even close to touching on the Indigo, Crimson, Gamma Ray, or whatever else you want to call the 8800. What we’re discussing is the presence of pertinent and sensitive information on an old device.

In a report posted by WHDH-TV, Channel 7 in Boston, they apparently scoured old mobile devices and even purchased an old BlackBerry online and went to work finding as much juicy information as possible.

“To see how easy it is, 7News bought a used blackberry online, and took it to data experts to see what secrets they could find inside. They found phone numbers and calendar entries.”

Having used to work for a wireless retailer, I’ve seen countless old devices come in still with loads of informative goodies on there that the old owner didn’t discard. When you get rid of, say, your Pearl when the 8800s surface, are you going to sift through every nook and cranny to get all of your fingerprints, both physically and virtually, off of your device? Or is it the big of a worry?

  • Anyms

    Security Wipe (Security > Wipe Handheld) clears my worries.

  • Anyms

    Security Wipe (Security > Wipe Handheld) clears my worries.

  • Darien

    Be warned that wiping a handheld will not deactive that Blackberry Internet service if you are having your personal email forwarded via that service.

    That service is tied to your Blackberry’s PIN, and you have to either have your provider server the connection, do it through the handheld(by accessing the internet email link), or by through your provider’s website.

  • Darien

    Be warned that wiping a handheld will not deactive that Blackberry Internet service if you are having your personal email forwarded via that service.

    That service is tied to your Blackberry’s PIN, and you have to either have your provider server the connection, do it through the handheld(by accessing the internet email link), or by through your provider’s website.