1. spyros_81's Avatar
    According to this article on DW, German Police has software that can circumvent the encryption built into services such as WhatsApp and Telegram by hacking the phones themselves and reading the messages "at source" on users' screens, even on Blackberries:

    Surveillance: German police ready to hack WhatsApp messages | Germany | DW | 25.07.2017
    07-28-17 03:51 PM
  2. thurask's Avatar
    It uncertain if they mean BB10 or BBOS; between the already existing libraries of 1984-ware for BBOS and the total obscurity of BB10 it's probably for older ones.
    07-28-17 04:06 PM
  3. Vistaus's Avatar
    I haven't heard of any BB10 devices being hacked yet.

    Posted via CB10 using my amazing  Passport (OG Red)
    07-29-17 03:52 PM
  4. EFats's Avatar
    Of course, that is a given. That's why I've always said the end to end encryption is no magic bullet and it doesn't make communications as secure as one might like to think. It makes the messenger hard to hack but the easiest way is simply to plant malware on your phone to record what you type or receive before/after encryption.

    No platform is unhackable, not even BlackBerry.
    You can even have encrypted voice calls but that is of no use if someone next to you is listening in, is it?
    The best way is if you and the other party communicate exclusively in code or some other language nobody else understands, but that's going a bit far, no?
    07-29-17 05:49 PM

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