BlackBerry freshens up its DTEK app by revising the UI and adding new features



BlackBerry introduced its DTEK security app at the same time it unveiled its first Android powered phone, the BlackBerry Priv. The app measures how secure your BlackBerry handset is in terms of the passwords you're using. It also lets you know which apps have access to your camera, microphone, location, and personal information. DTEK will let you know where your phone's weakest link is, and if there is anything that you can do to bolster security on your 'Berry.

The DTEK app has received an update today that includes a refreshed UI. The complete changelist reads:

  • New home screen prioritizes the most important information, so you can quickly identify and address important issues.
  • Automatic weekly scan.
  • Manual scan option.
  • Classify permissions as containing more sensitive information. DTEK defaults to have Camera, Mic, and Phone as sensitive.
  • Instant notifications when apps access your sensitive permissions while not in active use.
If you own an Android powered 'Berry, you can try to see if the update is available by opening the Google Play Store app and tapping the hamburger menu on the left side of the search bar. From there, tap on My apps & games and look for a pending update for DTEK by BlackBerry. If it is there, tap on the box marked "Update." If you don't see it, try again tomorrow, and keep trying until it appears.

source: DTEK

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6 Comments

1. Venom

Posts: 3595; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I think this sounds good on paper, but resources are probably not going to be optimum especially if this is running in the background like the Hub was.

2. meanestgenius

Posts: 22107; Member since: May 28, 2014

Always good to see apps getting updated with new features. As any real BlackBerry Android user can tell you, the DTEK app does its job, and isn’t heavy on resources at all. You’d have to own a BlackBerry Android smartphone to know this.

3. Venom

Posts: 3595; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

It's amazing how you get to experience things by using many different devices as I have, so it backs up what I say without being biased and trying to pretend that I'm a genius. I've used all kinds of devices from Sidekicks to the Pre to the Thunderbolt. I've even used a few blackberry devices here and there. I'm not one for using something that runs in the background all the time. Just my opinion.

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 22107; Member since: May 28, 2014

I find it amazing that people actually pretend to use something just so they can comment about it. They do this just so that they can spew venom about it and justify their negativity about it. Had they used the devices that they claim to have used, they would have provided proof of ownership of at least some of them when asked to, as their megalomania wouldn’t allow them to do otherwise. An example of something that runs in the background all of the time are Google Services, so it’s not true when one wouldn’t use a device that has something running in the background all of the time when they claim to own a Pixel. Just my opinion.

5. Venom

Posts: 3595; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I don't understand why some people get so upset and defensive just because they disagree with something someone says. It's not that big of a deal even though some people think otherwise. Google Services are essential to run Android phones that are going to use Google services unless you are using a forked version of Android like what Amazon uses on the Kindle tablets. Of course it helps to know what you are talking about instead of being a fake genius.

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 22107; Member since: May 28, 2014

I don’t understand why some people admittedly have a problem with something that someone else likes just to try and get at that person. They even go as far as to lie about what they’ve used and what they own, and make 11 faux accounts to continue on with their unhealthy cause of having a problem with something just because someone else prefers it. They then play the victim when they are called out on what they are doing and the fabrication that they post. I proved my point about people saying that they don’t use smartphones with services running in the background, and now they are offended. Instead of that person spewing so much venom and being proven wrong because of it, they should have used what passes for a brain in their skull and thought about it before typing it, to avoid the embarrassment of being proven wrong once again.

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