BlackBerry's DTEK app gets updated to fix a bug that gives out incorrect security warnings

BlackBerry's DTEK app gets updated to fix a bug that gives out incorrect security warnings
BlackBerry has announced that its Android security app DTEK has received an update in the Google Play Store. The app works with BlackBerry's three Android powered handsets, the BlackBerry Priv, the BlackBerry DTEK50 and the BlackBerry DTEK60. The DTEK app monitors how secure each handset is, and rates the protection Excellent, Fair or Poor. Obviously, the goal for each user is to have his unit rated as highly as possible.

Some of the things that will determine the rating include how strong or weak the passwords are that protect each user's information. Making sure that data is encrypted and a lock screen is in place will also improve the score. Users can also find out where their security is lacking, and make the changes to fix it.

Today, an update has been disseminated to the DTEK app that includes "'bug fixes and improvements." As plain as that sounds, there is some talk that the update actually corrects a very serious bug in DTEK that we told you about last month. That bug results in the DTEK app telling users that their handset has a serious issue with the operating system, even though there is absolutely no problem. With the bug, DTEK ranks the security of affected phones as being "poor," with the safety of the operating system being "compromised."

Exterminating this bug obviously would be a major bit of news for those who use the DTEK app. If users can't trust the security status that their phone receives according to DTEK, how could they know what improvements, if any, need to be made to sure up security on their handset?

To update the app, open the Google Play Store and tap on the hamburger menu at the top left  of the screen. Then tap on My apps & games. Scroll down to DTEK, and click on update.


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source: DTEK via Crackberry

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4 Comments

1. meanestgenius

Posts: 22098; Member since: May 28, 2014

Awesome. Always great to see that BlackBerry stays on top of, and quickly handles, any issues that come about with their software and apps.

2. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Folks, that's how you take care of business. Say all you want about BlackBerry, they fix their sh!t as quick as anybody.

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 22098; Member since: May 28, 2014

Exactly. That's one of the benefits of BlackBerry being a Software and services only company, since they NO LONGER handle the hardware. They get to focus on what they do best. While I will miss BlackBerry in-house hardware, it's the software that really makes the device tic, and with BlackBerry now licensing their brand to others that will design, build, and market the hardware for them, we will still see BlackBerry branded devices with BlackBerry's stellar software on it.

4. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I hope blackberry eventually releases a version for Android devices. Lord knows it desperately needs it. See this is what blackberry should focus on, software. Leave the hardware to someone else like what they did with the DTEK devices.

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