October 2nd, 2011, 10:37 AM
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Originally Posted by RedSun
Anyone able to comment on my original post?
if i were to root my phone, would...
A) my company somehow be able to find this out?
B) if yes to A, how would they be able to determine this if they only interact with emails?
C) if phone was rooted and my emails were still sync'd, how might that decrease the security of the phone and or mail snyc all together??
please note, i am NOT asking you HOW to do anything....(donít want my message to get flagged again). i am just asking "what would happen if....."
I not trying to be vague, but would like to understand "why" a company might impose such a thing.
Kind of like asking "why should i wear a seatbelt". the answer would be
1) you will get a fine if you get caught or
2) if you get into an accident, you will suffer greater injury than you would if you had one on.
thanks for any help you can provide!
Although you may already have your answers, I thought I would reply just in case.
A) Not that I'm aware unless you have a problem with your phone and have to turn it in for servicing and/or tech support. I'm assuming that your company would, in turn, turn it in to Sprint who would then, possibly find out you're rooted once they investigate. But your company alone should not be able to find out simply by the type of access to your corporate network.
B) Answer provided above.
C) "Rooting" the phone per se, won't decrease security on phone's emails. What it does is provide you access to the phone's operating system. The only thing I would suspect would make your phone more vulnerable is you installing a "root-only" program that may install a rogue application but I've never heard something like that occurring.