I thought it was called "cherry" ;)
The cream of Hollywood is living in fear of crank phonecalls and other virtual assaults after Paris Hilton lost her BlackBerry while cavorting at the Cannes film festival in the early hours of this morning. The telephonically-challenged heiress was spotted looking distraught by the Daily Mail in the immediate aftermath of the …
able to lock the phone out on IMEI number (It's possible here in UK, so should be there) but this might not stip pilfering of the data, it's like a hard disk in a PC that won't boot-up again, you can always put the drive in another machine as a secondary and recover the data that way.
I foresee a LOT of urgent celebrity number changes VERY quickly. I also wonder how long before someone tries to sue...
PH - obvious innit'
You've got to love this girl.
I think El Reg should make her an honorary editor or something or other. Think of the publicity. She's bound to say yes (don't think she knows how to say no, sort of girl I like)
May be she could moderate the Paris comments to make sure we get them right.
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"Also, can't the BlackBerry be erased over the air?"
Consider reading the article:
"Commenters on the Daily Mail's website were quick to point out that the BlackBerry features a lock-down feature to enable savvy customers to prevent their address books and other data being pillaged if the device is lost. And of course, contacts can also be backed up. Sadly, it appears Paris is not one of the vendor's savvy customers. ®"
That is assuming that PH set up a password on her BlackBerry, as device encryption requires this. Highly unlikely, and even if it has a password, its doomed to be something like ... um... her favorite pet's name, which was how they 0wn3d her 2005 Sidekick in the first place!!!
Hey, at least there's Remote Wipe ... of course, PH has to ask RIM or her mobile operator for that; and it would require the BB to be up and running. I'm pretty sure whoever got it has shut down the mobile access and is now dumping the whole Address Book contents to the net.
Knowing most celebs, they normally appear to be using Blackberrys with BIS, not enterprise BES (which is understandable given the way these things are provided by the networks on "VIP" tarrifs etc)... and BIS appears to have no remote wipe/contacts sync. If I was her I'd be looking at the network or company that supplied it for security advise. Anyway, have you ever tried to get BES enabled on a personal Blackberry?
What she needs is a Nokia E71. One text to the phone with a secret word and the phone will lock and encrypt the memory card.
My coats the one with two unused Blackberrys that I could find no way to secure or remote sync without paying many thousands of pounds each (minimum business terms for BES on most networks - Orange I'm refering especially to you - are 10 handsets - and each was for a different person who only needed one) for handsets and services we didn't want or need.
You wouldn't say it to a girls face, why throw it around online? are we not better than that?
I certainly can't afford stuff the she gets for free.. maybe I'm not better.. maybe capitalism is to blame for glorifying her.. maybe we should abandon all material possessions, then she'd be totally f****d.. ;-)
Mines the homeless coat with the disgruntled embroidery..