Mblware let me know about their latest BlackBerry app mblVault that sounds kind of cool. It lets you encrypt files and filenames on your BlackBerry so they are unreadable by anybody else. I know you could always use the built in BlackBerry encryption but that is usually more cumbersome and I don’t want to encrypt all my files, just a few documents. All files and filenames are stored in mblVault and are password protected. I would still keep a backup since you never know when you might lose your device but I can see the app being useful. All in all it is a pretty cool app for $3.99.
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From the description:
mblVault is a password protected, secure, encrypted location on your BlackBerry Smartphone to store your most sensitive data.
All files and filenames stored in mblVault are encrypted for maximum security. These files become accessible only after entering your password and viewing them directly with in the mblVault application.
If your phone is lost or stolen, the data will not be accessible to anybody else, even if it is plugged in to a USB cable, and browsed on a computer.
Current solutions suffer from a huge security issue in that anyone with access to the phone can navigate through the file system to access your "protected" files. mblVault does not suffer from this vulnerability since it encrypts all files and filenames that get put in the vault. This way even if someone can navigate to the file, they can’t see the name or read the contents of the file.
** BEFORE RUNNING **
Before running mblVault for the first time, ensure all application permissions are set to ALLOW, then do a battery pull to fully reset your device.
- Import from Device Memory/SD Card
- Export to Device Memory/SD Card
- User Defined Password Protection
- Encrypts Filenames and Content
- Play/View all files supported by your phone