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    From ZDNet

    "BlackBerry Messenger, however, is secure. Itís so secure, that though China has state controlled press and broadcasting media, along with issues of censorship and Internet filtering, even data sent across BlackBerry Messenger cannot be read by the Chinese government. This, of course, makes it highly popular with their booming younger generation of users (so a RIM spokesperson told me).

    BlackBerry encryption 'too secure': National security vs. consumer privacy | ZDNet

    The Indian governmentís internal security and intelligence services cannot break the encryption of the device, which makes countering terror threats and national security matters difficult - especially for a region which faces constant threats and attacks from domestic Maoist insurgents and extremist Islamic groups.

    The encryption key developed by BlackBerryís manufacturers was partly designed to ensure secrecy during corporate business deals as so they were not compromised.

    BlackBerry encryption 'too secure': National security vs. consumer privacy | ZDNet
    Last edited by trsbbs; 05-14-12 at 09:30 AM.
    05-14-12 09:17 AM
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    But then you find this, so who the h3ll knows. I dont use it anyways.

    ■As said before PIN to PIN messages by default are NOT encrypted they are scrambled using a cryptographic key
    ■If an wireless carrier or government manages to reroute your PIN message to any other BlackBerry in the world by changing the header then it will be readable on that device
    ■Devices cannot be reused by another person since messages for that PIN will continue to come to the device for the original owner. Think of it this way. If you sell your BlackBerry the new owner will get your PIN messages. The sender would also have no idea that this is the case.
    ■You have no idea if the person sending you that PIN message has not sold their device or had it stolen by another person who is impersonating them.
    ■Even if an organization uses their BES with a organization specific PIN key the PIN number is still not encrypted and sent in the clear. That means a snoop could see who is sending messages back and forth.

    FAQ: BlackBerry Messenger & PIN Messages are NOT Encrypted - BerryReview
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