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    The fact is; there is NO absolute security in any part of our lives. Refer to the pictures you can call up on Google earth, some of those pictures are from satellites, and clearly show people doing whatever they were doing at the time.
    Another issue is the fact that in our post-911 world, our governmental officials have given themselves more and more lenience on wiretapping and personal surveillance.
    Issues such as this program should be met with personal responsibility and careful watchdogging over your private information, such as; not putting anything you don't want to be public anywhere it can be found.
    I read last night that there is an Army Intelligence Specialist that has devised a way to "hack" into hardware designed to encrypt information. Am I worried about this? Sure, but i also keep my information off devices that can be hacked into.
    Armin, I am not trying to make light of this in any way, I am just trying to point out that we all have the responsibility to keep our information safe, and I strongly encourage this practice. If more people did this on their own, these types of "hacking" threats would be moot.
    Just my $0.02, of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugly View Post
    Armin, I am not trying to make light of this in any way, I am just trying to point out that we all have the responsibility to keep our information safe, and I strongly encourage this practice. If more people did this on their own, these types of "hacking" threats would be moot.
    Just my $0.02, of course.
    I couldn't agree more -especially since I have not much if not anything to hide at all ...yet, I thought it would be more difficult on a BB than on a PC (hey, I am still on PC although Apple is so much more secure) or any other phone. So I will def. go to understand more about app permissions in the future...

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    I don't know about you guys, but I don't go around just installing stuff. I only install things from trusted sources and as much as I like to be an "earlier adopter" I don't get software til I know of other people getting it first.



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    Another reason to use Blackberry Messenger!!

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    Well.. It's really just the internet that allows hackers to work their ways. Without the internet, every piece of hardware would be safe if never got into the wrong hands - which now a days is easy and hard (depending on you're attention span....)

    A lot of my highly important information I keep on a small yet handy PDA and I NEVER connect it via WiFi. That way its safe and mine and no one will get it, and it isn't paper..



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    How would one go about changing the "trusted" status of all the apps that they installed? I granted those permissions when prompted thinking I had to do that to have an app work correctly on my BB. Is that not the case?
    I do have things on my BB that I wouldn't want in the wrong hands.

    I just read that whole Veracodes thing and I have NO IDEA what it is saying. Anyone want to translate? I can't even tell if it is saying there is a solution.
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    To change the trust settings go here:

    Options -> Advanced Options -> Applications -> Click your BB Button -> Edit Permissions.

    This is on a BB WE though, so it isn't the 5.0 OS.

    What the post is saying is that there is now spyware that can be developed to send out your contacts or saved files etc. But what everyone else is saying is that if the permissions are set correctly, then people won't have to worry about it.

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    That doesn't work on the Storm, Shimmy. I have to go into each app and edit the permissions. My options are:
    Connections:Allow/Custom/Deny
    Interactions:Allow/Custom/Deny
    User Data: Allow/Deny
    What should they be set to in each? And if I change them does it interfere with that app working correctly?

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