Sunday, October 25, 2009

Protecting Your BlackBerry And Your Personal Data.

BlackBerry Safety
While browsing through BlackBerry Blog, I came across an article by Alex M, that reminds you some important facts about BlackBerry and a protecting your personal data.
Traditionally I change my phones very regularly and even more so with new models arriving everyday. I always wipe my phone before I sell, discard or give away, like Reset iPhone 3G or Low Level Format Your iPhone
But BlackBerries comes with a bunch of security measures to keep the phones and the data secure. But as with all the security measures, you need to work on it.
Alex gives the following advise on security;

  1. Make sure you set a password. By default, an attacker only has 10 tries to get it right, so making it hard to guess is very important. Here some useful tips on choosing a strong password.
  2. Use content protection to encrypt all of your personal data. You can enable this by selecting Options -> Security Options -> General Settings on most BlackBerry smartphones.
Regarding selling or giving away your phone;
  1. Wipe your BlackBerry smartphone data.
  2. If you have a BlackBerry® Internet Service account, contact your carrier and ask them to remove it. If you don't, your emails will keep being sent to your old smartphone even after you wipe it.
  3. If you have a corporate BlackBerry smartphone, ask your IT admins to remove the IT policies. The new owner will thank you!
 That is five great tips to make your BlackBerry life a bit easier and more secure, specially when they comes from Security Product Manager at Research In Motion (RIM).
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