BlackBerry Priv's DTEK security app receives update

BlackBerry Priv's DTEK security app receives update
To differentiate the BlackBerry Priv from other Android phones, and to keep the promise of security and privacy inherent in the name of the handset, the DTEK app was created and pre-installed into every Priv unit produced. Monitoring your "screen lock, factory reset protection and remote device management," DTEK gives you a grade of Excellent, Fair or Poor so that you can see how protected your Priv is. DTEK also makes sure that a hacker isn't using the camera or microphone on your Priv without your knowledge. The app also warns you if someone is using your phone to send text messages, or accessing your contacts and your current location.

Today, the DTEK app in the Google Play Store has been updated to take care of some annoying bugs that needed to be exterminated. If you don't feel like waiting for the notification that the app is ready to be updated, you can go to the Google Play Store and click on the hamburger menu icon on the top left of the screen. Click on "my apps and games" and you can then update the DTEK app.

Regardless of whether you purchased the Priv for security reasons, the DTEK app is included with the handset and it probably is in your best interest to use it. With that in mind, keep an eye out for the update which makes sure that the Priv's first line of defense is working as it should.

source: DTEK via Crackberry

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1. Cela911

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Would like Blackberry to make the app compatible with other android phones as well

3. perry1234

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

That would be a big mistake. Looks like Blackberry has managed to make a phone that will sell well in numbers , so it is best that it maintains some software exclusivity for a while.

4. JohnGrant

Posts: 46; Member since: Feb 12, 2015

Only if they charge $0.99 per month.

2. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Seems like an app that's been done before, but since it's made by Blackberry, I wouldn't mind seeing it on other devices. Would be a nice app to have.

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 22075; Member since: May 28, 2014

True, similar apps have been done in the past, but not as indepth as BlackBerry's DTek. And with BlackBerry's expertise in security, it's only going to get better.

7. Mxyzptlk unregistered

None of those apps have the expertise that blackberry does. I hope Blackberry starts offering more of their services in Android.

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 22075; Member since: May 28, 2014

That's basically what I said.

9. Mxyzptlk unregistered

What's your point? I actually said it myself first.

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 22075; Member since: May 28, 2014

My "point" is that is basically what I said. You mentioned nothing about BlackBerry having more expertise or having the more indepth app in your initial,comment #2. All you said was is "since it's made by BlackBerry, I wouldn't mind seeing it on other devices." That's not mentioning which app maker has more expertise. I mentioned it first in my comment #6, and then you mentioned it after me. My "point" was rather obvious.

11. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I mentioned how I wished to have it on other devices, I think you're being too picky. My point is that I would like to see it on other devices since security is done better by blackberry. I am not understanding the nature of this debate since I already said it would be a good app to have.

12. meanestgenius

Posts: 22075; Member since: May 28, 2014

I'm not being too picky. You only mentioned how you wished to have the app, and ONLY mentioned it was better than the others after I did. I think you're being entirely too sensitive about the matter. I mentioned that I basically said it already, and then you got real sensitive. Since it's something you're not understanding, the conversation is over.

13. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I'm not being too sensitive. I gave credit where credit is due. If anything, I think you're being too sensitive. I can agree to disagree, but I'm not going to say it's just me misunderstanding and leave it at that.

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 22075; Member since: May 28, 2014

I did say the conversation is over, correct? You don't understand, and I don't feel inclined to further explain myself. And yes, you're being sensitive because I pointed out that I said it prior to you saying it.

15. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I just wanted you to understand the terms of the conversation being over and not just over because of the above. No further explanation is needed nor required. I'm not being sensitive, but I do find it funny because I do recall you doing the same to me some time ago in a previous article about BBM.

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 22075; Member since: May 28, 2014

So when I did it, as you claim, I was being "sensitive". But when you do it, you're not? Yeah, I'm done with you in this thread. I'm choking on the hypocrisy oozing from you.

17. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Again, we can agree to disagree and leave it at that. But don't try and call it an end when you're on the other foot. All I am trying to get you to see is that you once did the same thing before despite me saying virtually the same thing you had said. It was a simple comment that you went overboard with. So this is over now.

18. meanestgenius

Posts: 22075; Member since: May 28, 2014

Didn't I say this was over? Why are you still going on with it? You need my attention or something. Let it go, already.

19. Mxyzptlk unregistered

No, I don't actually. It's been over since comment #16.

20. meanestgenius

Posts: 22075; Member since: May 28, 2014

Then why are you still responding?

21. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Because you haven't stopped despite me saying it was over in comment #16?

22. meanestgenius

Posts: 22075; Member since: May 28, 2014

Comment #16 was MY comment, so what are you talking about?

23. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Correction, comment #17. Anyhow, my last comment still stands.

24. meanestgenius

Posts: 22075; Member since: May 28, 2014

Give it a rest. It's already over, dude.

25. Mxyzptlk unregistered

So shut up and stop responding then?

26. meanestgenius

Posts: 22075; Member since: May 28, 2014

Get off me, troll. Stop needing me to justify your pitiful exisstence all of the time.

27. Mxyzptlk unregistered

No one needs you to justify their "exisstence" so stop thinking they need to. Not my fault you're a lonely Blackberry fan. Not shut up because I already ended this.

28. meanestgenius

Posts: 22075; Member since: May 28, 2014

"Now" shut up. There, I fixed your poor grammar for you. Of course you need me to justify your pitiful exsistence. That's why you keep responding. Not my fault you're a pathetically lonely iOS worshipper. Now sod off, troll.

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 22075; Member since: May 28, 2014

This is a good app to have for any handset. While I'm positive this app would benefit the Androdid ecosystem on a whole, I think that BlackBerry should only make it available for other Android handsets at a price. Might as well make a profit on it.

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