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BlackBerry® All-in-One For Dummies® by Dante Sarigumba, Tim Calabro, Robert Kao, William Petz

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Chapter 4. Protecting Your Information

In This Chapter

  • Performing a full backup of your BlackBerry data

  • Restoring from backups

  • Selecting what data to back up

  • Backing up and restoring wirelessly

Imagine that you left your beautiful BlackBerry in the back of a cab. You've lost your BlackBerry for good. Okay, not good. What happens to all your information? How are you going to replace all those contacts? What about security?

One thing that you don't need to worry about is information security — if you set up a security password on your BlackBerry. With security password protection on your BlackBerry, anyone who finds it has only ten chances to enter the correct password; after those ten chances are up, it's self-destruction time. Although it isn't as smoky as Mission Impossible, your BlackBerry does erase all its information, thwarting your would-be data thief.

Warning

BlackBerry passwords do not stop a thief from using the device. It merely will stop them from having any of your information. When the thief types the password wrong, on the final attempt the data on the device is wiped. This doesn't include contacts stored on your SIM card. The thief will be prompted to set up a new password and then can get into your BlackBerry and use the phone service, text messages, Web browsing, and set up a personal e-mail account. We recommend that you contact your mobile carrier if you lose your BlackBerry so that they can suspend your service until you get a replacement.

Warning

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