1. Jonny-R's Avatar
    As far as I understand it BBM on BlackBerry 10 communicates messages using TLS and the global encryption key to the BlackBerry servers. The encryption key being a DES key which has been likened to 'scrambling' BBM messages. It seems this 'scrambling' analogy would have been true on legacy devices, but with BB10's BBM using TLS the messages should be fully encrypted? Is this correct?

    The delivery to the recipient will employ the same security standards, unless it is to an iOS/Android device and then there is no added DES key utilised and the encryption provided by TLS is solely used?

    If this is correct, how secure does this make BBM?

    And realistically is this better than what WhatsApp offers?

    And does anybody know if files sent over BBM are secured as messages are?

    Thanks if anybody can help clear this up
    05-25-14 08:07 PM
  2. wincyUt's Avatar
    Does WhatsApp have any security?

    Posted via CB10
    05-26-14 01:03 PM
  3. Jonny-R's Avatar
    Yes, it took them a while to implement it but I believe they use SSL now to encrypt their communications. They initially implemented this badly which meant that conversation snooping would have been simple but this isn't the case now as far as I am aware.

    People seem to tout the security of BBM as a selling point but the way things stand I am confused if BBM is more secure than WhatsApp? Without taking into considering PINs vs phonebook and the FaceBook acquisition

    Can anybody help who understands the security and encryption?
    05-26-14 02:25 PM
  4. Jonny-R's Avatar

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    06-04-14 01:33 PM

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