How about a BlackBerry version?

Discussion in 'Prevx Releases' started by STV0726, Oct 24, 2012.

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  1. STV0726

    STV0726 Registered Member

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    Whether you don't have one yet because of market share and/or "already secure" notion, in my book, that's no excuse. I mean you have to prioritize, I get it.

    But here's the deal: BlackBerry 10 is coming out. 'Nuff said.

    No but seriously, you got to make a WSA for BB10. Everyone is looking back at RIM now...even some of the more stubborn doubters.

    Let me give you a quick run-down on the truth:

    The notion that BlackBerry is limited as a platform is...

    * Over-exaggerated for the best of the OS6 devices
    * Not true anymore at all for OS7 devices
    * Hilariously, epicly false to epic proportions for BlackBerry 10!!!
     
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  2. Triple Helix

    Triple Helix Webroot Product Advisor

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    Not only BB but how about Windows 7-8 Phones and tablets?

    TH
     
  3. STV0726

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    Oh that's right...no version for that either.

    If I thought of that I would have worded my OP differently because I'm so used to dealing with vendors that have a version for all except BlackBerry.
     
  4. Taliscicero

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    I don't think anyone is writing malware for blackberry devices.
     
  5. STV0726

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    Irrelevant. I want protection from targeted attacks.

    No platform is perfect. While BlackBerry is so secure it bests just about every other platform, I still use an AV on mind. And I long to replace that AV with a more polished one, like Webroot.
     
  6. Dermot7

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    Yes, not very much it appears, but they are increasingly doing so: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/08/08/zeus_comes_to_blackberry/
    https://threatpost.com/en_us/blogs/spear-phishing-emails-malware-targeting-blackberry-users-082312
    and may focus more on BB10 OS when it appears. I agree with STV0726, and would love to have WSA on my smartphone and PlayBook, and haven't seen an AV presently on the market that I'd wish to install.
     
  7. Taliscicero

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    Very very small amount. I would say that a better idea would be for BB-RIM to update their phone automatically with a signature based script in-built to detect the very very few that their possibly are.
     
  8. STV0726

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    But that would discourage vendors like Webroot from developing from BlackBerry.

    I'm trying to encourage that. BlackBerry OS is there now. The excuses are gone. Develop for BlackBerry.

    EDIT: I'm not saying RIM shouldn't do that...that's also a great idea so kudos to that. I'm saying do that, PLUS have Webroot make an AV. Defense in depth for the win.
     
  9. Ibrad

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    Id use it, nice to see so many Berry users in this thread :D
     
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