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V-11875

All Internet browser icons must be disabled from the BlackBerry device except for the BlackBerry Internet Browser icon.

Finding ID
WIR1075-01
Rule ID
SV-12375r2_rule
Severity
Cat III
CCE
(None)
Group Title
Disable wireless carrier Internet browser
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

The BlackBerry Browser forces all Internet browsing to go through the site internet gateway, which provides additional security over the carrier's browser.

Fix Text

All Internet browsers must be disabled and removed from the BlackBerry device except for the BlackBerry Internet Browser.

Check Content

Complete the following procedures on a sample of site BlackBerry devices (2-3 devices), as appropriate. - Review a sample (3-4) of handheld devices and verify the Wireless Carrier’s Internet browser icon, web portal browser icon, and all other browser icons (Yahoo, etc.) are not installed on the BlackBerry device. The only browser icon installed should be the BlackBerry browser icon. Go to the BlackBerry device Home screen and verify only the BlackBerry browser icon is present. Settings>Options>Advanced Options>Browser Verify the BlackBerry Browser is set as the default browser.