DTEK – Improve your privacy

[App] DTEK by BlackBerry

DTEK  In this world of interconnected apps and networks, controlling what is shared and with whom it’s shared with can be a challenge.

BlackBerry® DTEK for Android™ allows you to view and improve your privacy level and monitor application access to your camera, microphone, location, and personal information. Take control with DTEK by BlackBerry.

Key Features:

Monitor – Know at a glance the overall security rating for your device, as well as for specific security features. You can identify whether you need to take any action to improve the security of your device.
Control – Easily change your security settings to improve the security rating for your device and specific security features.
Track – Turn on event logging to track what your apps are doing. Advanced tools help you track what info your apps have accessed, how it’s being used, and the duration of use. This includes which apps are accessing your camera, microphone, location, and personal information.
Alert – Be notified of specific application activities when you set up notifications.

DTEK user reviews :

Useful to know what apps are doing what and provides more useful detail than most security tools. Good but a little buggy. Continuously tells of unused permissions that have been used.

Good idea, but the implementation could use some work. I’m glad I found out about Google’s insidious backdoor that lets YouTube eavesdrop through the microphone even though it doesn’t have permission to use the microphone. I DON’T need a notification every time my Calendar app accesses my calendar.

The unused permission function is funny. Dtek suggested to turn off the permission of phone calls for BB calendar, because it wasn’t accessed for more 60 days. I did it, but BB calendar doesn’t work without that. Second joke: when I turn on the classical (bb10-like) picture password (with PIN), Dtek alerts me about unsecured boot-up settings.

10/2:updated version recognized k2 hardware. I like the ability to see app permissions and get notifications of app activity. I hope dtek reliably works in the future. This h/w problem seems to have bit BB devices before. Out of the box from BlackBerry this pre-installed software fails to recognize Key2 hardware. Would uninstall if that were possible.
  • BlackBerry Limited
  • Hello, Sorry about your negative experience. Please update to version and let us know if you are still see a POOR status. Thanks, DTEK Prod Mgmt

I am using the DTEK app on my BlackBerry PRIV, and I’d like to report a bug. I’m using a password for my screen lock. This is recognized properly by the DTEK app, and I get an all-green excellent rating. However, once I enable the “Picture Password” feature (on top of the character password), DTEK decreases my security rating a bit, showing the following yellow recommendation: “Data encryption: Data on your device is encrypted, but secure start-up is turned off”. The phone does still ask for the password to be typed in before it will start, so I think this is a false warning. Can you please fix it?

Supeiror app like BB10 was for its time. Typed from my Priv, waiting a Priv 2 with 4:3 ratio since android may not allow 1:1.. as wide as possible is more sensible then 16:9 its the only thing Apple ever did correct was its 4:3 ratio. Hoping for a Passport SE like device by TCL and BBRY softwate special features and security. High end… #WorkWide …Release to the masses, get it into the main carriers in the states where most folks are afraid to purchase a phone online for ‘some odd reason….

I have a BlackBerry Key2 dual SIM and since I opened it from box dtek doesn’t recognize neither my device or the OS. My wife has the Key2 regular SIM and dtek doesn’t work either. We have less than a month since we bought and not even the last update fixed the problem. Same problem the Dtek 50 and 60 models had. Don’t know what to do anymore. We are very frustrated
  • BlackBerry Limited
  • Hi Walter, Please update to version and let us know if you are still see a POOR status. Thanks, DTEK Prod Mgmt

Since the latest update it’s working well. The only niggle is that it’s still telling me that the apps I download from the google playstore are not being scanned for malicious software when they actually are. Other than that it’s now an excellent app. Well done!

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