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is BBM encrypted?
I am wondering if BBM is encrypted if it is, how and what are the stats if not why not.
I have heard 2 sides of the fence on this topic, I am just trying to get a definitive answer
Currently running 18.104.22.1685 / 9900
Last edited by vx1; 01-26-13 at 11:09 PM.
- 01-27-13, 12:36 AM #3
well...... 1. there is public key and private key.... 2. some compnies uses private keys so that when some on send messages they encript it and reader will have same key to decript it.... 3. you can also use public key to decrpit messages which is send, but it was send to decript with public key.... 4.normally carriers dont' use this model... you until and unless purchase your digital certificate or your company provides you... you will be sending simple text based messages. 5. it is expensive to maintain such model.... ............. conclusion:::: if you are using wireless carriers BIS... you are sending and recieving simple text based messages... which is not encripted by device..... but it is possible in case of BES... that you may send and recieve encripted messages. .................. you need digital certificates to do this.... if you encript your bbm message and send it to needed person... .... they should have
- 01-27-13, 12:39 AM #4
Yes. They are encrypted or "scrambled", but not to the extent or in the total "end-to-end" way you may possibly mean, by the way BES BBM would be encrypted.
See these links, but most importantly the RIM link for a direct source.
Is BlackBerry messaging secure? | Sci-Tech | DAWN.COM
FAQ: BlackBerry Messenger & PIN Messages are NOT Encrypted - BerryReview
PIN encryption keys - Security Note - BlackBerry Messenger - 5.0, 6.0, 7.0
- 01-27-13, 12:52 AM #5
- 01-27-13, 12:58 AM #6
I provided the links with the correct answers to the OP's question.
It can't get any clearer or concise than a link with the information directly from RIM.
I never said anything at all about messages being read by other handhelds or PC's.
So, what is it exactly that I'm supposed to "relax" about?
- 01-27-13, 01:29 AM #7
is BBM encrypted
RIM says that you should treat BBM over BIS messages as scrambled rather than encrypted.
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