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Registered: ‎05-24-2012
My Device: Curve 8900
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lost locked phone

Hi,

I lost my blackberry phone when I was out of town about 2 weeks ago. It was locked by password and I reported it lost to my mobile carrier. Will anyone be able to hack into the phone and see my personal documents, memos, photos, etc? To make matters worse, the phone was completely dead when I lost it. I activated a new phone in replacement of the blackberry. 

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Re: lost locked phone

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Hi and Welcome to the Community!

 

One of the hallmarks of BB's is security. Since you activated the device lock password, when someone enters the password wrongly too many times, your BB will dutifully wipe itself clean of all of your data.

  • KB10385 Multiple attempts to type in a password prompts a warning that data will be wiped from the BlackBerry smartphone

Good luck!


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Registered: ‎05-03-2012
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Re: lost locked phone

Hi,

 

I dnt wanna make u worried bt the data and the PIN in BB mobiles cas easily be wiped off or can be retrived even if the BB is password secured...

 

coz personally have seen second hand or lost BB mobile phones r being sold whose PINs have been changed...so, i guess if PIN can be changed, then for those people ulocking the data wud be a child's play...

with regards
simply abhik...
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Posts: 58,456
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Re: lost locked phone

I disagree with the term "easily". If some unscrupulous character has some illegally obtained software, then yes they can do many things. But, by and large, such is not widely available, and the security protections of the BB remain intact.

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New to the Community? Click here and also here for helpful guidance. Also please click here for additional helpful information to guide you as you proceed. I always recommend that you treat your BlackBerry like any other computing device, including using a regular backup schedule...click here for an article with instructions. If anyone has been helpful to you, please show your appreciation by clicking the button. Need a reference to BB10 OS/SR versions? Click here. Need a specific BB10 AutoLoader? Send me a private message.

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Re: lost locked phone


sdgardne wrote:
I disagree with the term "easily". If some unscrupulous character has some illegally obtained software, then yes they can do many things. But, by and large, such is not widely available, and the security protections of the BB remain intact.

And, I agree with your disagree. Smiley Wink



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