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cmiddleton1986
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Registered: ‎01-12-2013
My Device: BlackBerry PlayBook
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Antivirus and security

Does the PlayBook need antivirus and internet  security? I do online banking etc and I am not sure if I can safely do it on this device. If I do need one can anyone suggest which one please? 

 

Many thanks 

 

Claire 

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knottyrope
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Registered: ‎06-25-2008
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Re: Antivirus and security

No virus has been made for qnx. BlackBerry is known for security. This is one device you can trust.

 




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TexTucker
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Registered: ‎01-02-2013
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Re: Antivirus and security

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There are no viruses that will attack Playbook. There are antivirus products "for playbook", but like Mac OSX and Linux they can only scan for known viruses and they are all currently Windows, viruses so all they can do is see if you have any windows viruses that you may pass onto others (very unlikely anyway). Most are sideloaded Android apps anyway which again are pointless apps.

 

the oinly place you can get into trouble is either phishing scams which usually require a windows trojan or a blatant request for your PIN, or malwars installed from a dodgy app so always get apps from reliable sources. 

 

The word virus is assumed in the above to include all hidden malware 

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cmiddleton1986
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Registered: ‎01-12-2013
My Device: BlackBerry PlayBook

Re: Antivirus and security

Thank you very much for all your help. 

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knottyrope
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Re: Antivirus and security

Your welcome, enjoy your playbook 

 




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cmiddleton1986
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Registered: ‎01-12-2013
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Re: Antivirus and security

Thank you I will do.

 

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Xandrex
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Re: Antivirus and security

I agree with all the replies you have above.

 

In addition to that, I will add that for browsers today, on any platform, you can delete the cookies and the browser cache whenever you want.

 

And for modern browsers, including the PlayBook, you now have a "Private browsing mode" that may interest you. Check tip #5 in this article from the BlackBerry Help blog:

http://helpblog.blackberry.com/2011/07/blackberry-playbook-browsing-tips/




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cmiddleton1986
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎01-12-2013
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Re: Antivirus and security

Thank you very much for your help I really appreciate it.

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knottyrope
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Re: Antivirus and security

nice read on QNX here

http://www.qnx.com/popups/index.html?topic=3545&popupw=1000&popuph=800

 




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susgeek
Posts: 73
Registered: ‎12-01-2011
My Device: PlayBook

Re: Antivirus and security

I am looking forward for the day when an app like Private WiFi is available.

 

https://www.privatewifi.com/try/

 

PRIVATE WiFi is software that encrypts all the data going into and out of your computer, making you invisible to hackers on any public network, anywhere in the world.

 

 

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