Latest Changes
Oct 7, 2019
Manufacturer
Blackberry
Model
KEY2 LE
Operating System
Android
OS Version
8.1.0
Security Patch Level (Security Update)
Sep 2019
2-Step Verification For Your Google or Apple Account
Enabled
Screen Lock Type (Unlock Device)
Pattern
Biometrics (Unlock Device)
Fingerprints
Notifications - When Device Is Locked
Show all notifications when device is locked
Google Play Protect
Enabled
Find My Phone
On
Install Unknown Apps (Unknown Sources)
Disabled
Developer Mode
Disabled
SIM Card Lock
Enable
Real-Time Protection
None
RTP - Custom security settings
  • Minor changes for Increased security
  • RTP - Details of Custom security settings
    Turned off background data data usage for ALL apps
    Disabled ALL apps that can be disabled, leaving just the ones I use
    Browser and Extensions
    Chrome
    Firefox
    Content Filtering
    None
    Mobile VPN
    NordVPN
    VPN Usage
    Public and Untrusted networks
    Data Backup
    No private data on phone except phone numbers
    Frequency of Data backups
    None
    Other Important Apps
    NoRoot Firewall

    lunarlander3

    New Member
    Here's my latest configuration for my BlackBerry Key2 LE. Have been hacked dozens of times. This config is my latest test configuration.

    So far, I have learned several things.
    1) you must have a secure home Wifi to setup the phone, because this phone does not permit you to skip connecting to WiFi during initial setup. Secure WiFi in this sense means that the router must not have been hacked. Passworded WPA2 of course. Check for vulnerabilities on exploitdb before buying a router. Obtain latest firmware.
    2) That Wifi must have AP Isolation feature which stops one user from touching another
    3) Set WiFi signal to the lowest possible, if signal strength is adjustable
    4) Remove the SIM card before resetting the phone, that disables 1 of 3 radios on the phone
    5) Turn off WiFi and Location GPS service immediately after Reset is finished and you have reached the Desktop. That turns off the remaining 2 radios.
    6) All apps that have a non-dimmed Disable button, can be disabled without affecting the ability to make phone calls and send SMS
    7) NoRoot Firewall is essential. And once you finish using an app, remove the rights for it to communicate thru the firewall.
    8) Unconfirmed but suspect that Play Store Update process and Google Account creation process are hackable. So I skip Google Account creation during the reset procedure.
    9) Background communications ( Settings > Apps & Notifications > *app name* > Data Usage > Background data ) needs to turned off, or else it will be opening ports, especially bad if you don't have a firewall to do stateful protection.

    nicate thru the firewall.
     
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    Paul.R

    Level 12
    Verified
    I had blackberry key 2 but very dispointed...no updates because I had indian version in EU, last update on december 2018. Keyboard to small , better keyboard on BB Passport.