10-12-2012 12:33 PM
Hi guys this isnt a problem as such i was just wanting to learn about the security wipe on the blackberry devices
a few questions..
1 - just how "secure" is the security wipe!? Once it has ran is that it theres no going back or traceable data?
2 - exactly what does it "wipe" when you set it to do so on the phone? Ive seen the KB for this but its very general
3 - once a wipe has been performed if you dont have a DM backup is all the data gone for good and impossible to retrieve without a backup file?
4 - Just how does the wipe work, it intrigues me as to how it knows to wipe out all your personal information and set the device back to standard!
these are just a few questions i wondered about the feature as i said im having no problems these are just thoughts
10-12-2012 01:17 PM
I think most of this was already answered in your other thread.
10-12-2012 01:30 PM
10-12-2012 01:35 PM
No one (with any brains) ever said Android was more secure. There routine weekly (sometimes daily) malware and spyware warnings issued for Android devices.
10-12-2012 01:53 PM - edited 10-12-2012 01:53 PM
im not surprised by that my sister has the galaxy s3 and there are so many bogus applications on that its stupid!
Also on topic of the security wipe if it deletes all the possible data ect.. needed on a device if you wanted to solve an issue or sell the device then why do some people say to wipe the device with programs such as bbsak and jl cmder and reload an OS? Is there any advantage in doing that?
10-12-2012 03:07 PM
why do some people say to wipe the device with programs such as bbsak and jl cmder and reload an OS? Is there any advantage in doing that?
BBSAK and jl_cmder include wipe programs.
There is a higher level wipe, not a security wipe, but a device wipe which clears the OS and all. A bit overkill, but nonetheless a choice. An OS reload also performs in the process a device wipe. Same difference.
10-12-2012 03:15 PM - edited 10-12-2012 03:18 PM
So its basically all down to preference and makes no real change. The pdf you linked to in your first post made for good reading i havent seen that before that explained alot that i didnt know so thank you for that
another question is there any difference between a security wipe and the reset to factory option thats found in desktop manager support tools?
10-12-2012 04:31 PM
The factory reset includes the security wipe.
10-12-2012 04:43 PM