[kwlug-disc] Blackberry kerfluffle matters? [Was: Firesheep: Open WiFi cookie stealing for the masses ...]

Darcy Casselman dscassel at gmail.com
Wed Oct 27 10:50:56 EDT 2010


On Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 10:10 AM, Khalid Baheyeldin <kb at 2bits.com> wrote:
> From what I understand, talking to a few RIM people, RIM itself cannot snoop
> on the Black Berry Messenger traffic itself even if it wanted. By design, it
> was encrypted. Moreover, it is not stored anywhere. What changes did they
> make
> to appease India, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, ...etc. I do not know.

According to the Search Engine episode on the subject
(http://www.tvo.org/cfmx/tvoorg/searchengine/index.cfm?page_id=613&action=blog&subaction=viewPost&post_id=13265&blog_id=485),
there's a difference between RIM's enterprise service, which is
encrypted and opaque even to RIM, and its consumer products, which
isn't.

Of course, he's just taking some industry pudit's word on that.  He
never says how he knows.

Darcy.



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