1. Pirate_King's Avatar
    When employees of Sony Pictures were forced to resort to use BlackBerry handsets in order to communicate via a secure hack-free servers of BlackBerry and not hacked ones as Sony's, it amplified how vulnerable is even the top corporations' confidential information, and not only of regular employees but more of the senior management as CEOs as Sony CEO's passwords, bank accounts and family private information were exchanged via insecure emails.

    PC Magazine published this good piece about data security back on Dec. 18 2014 and I believe it is still relevant today with the release of the CNN article about Sony employees being forced to use BlackBerry - the ancient technology - to communicate with each other.

    It's a good read about how important information security is or should be to us and yet how unimportant we take it to be because as most of see ourselves as unimportant enough that we don't need security when sending and receiving personal and private information via emails, social networks, IM and others.

    I personally loved this sentence in the piece "And BlackBerry, so much BlackBerry, always BlackBerry" as it is a testament that BlackBerry is the only advanced and reliable technology when it comes to information security!

    PS if it has been posted before, I apologize for the unnecessary redundancy.

    Otherwise enjoy the article and in knowing your information is secure on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone:

    Will the Sony Hack Bring Back the BlackBerry? | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

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    12-31-14 02:49 AM
  2. thymaster's Avatar
    That's up to Sony if they want to be hacked again.

    Your post is a little confusing to me [Edited by Moderator] . This link is helpful if anyone wants to understand the basic story.
    http://www.engadget.com/2014/12/31/s...nd-the-scenes/
    Last edited by HelloNNNewman; 01-02-15 at 03:53 AM. Reason: Rude comment edited out
    12-31-14 03:19 AM
  3. bakron1's Avatar
    It's funny how something like a hack at a major corporation makes the upper management and the IT folks look at their mobile device and server security, most of the time it's too late because the damage has already been done. All the money they thought they were saving by having a BYOD program? Penny wise and dollar foolish.

    Sent from my lovely passport on T Mobile USA
    12-31-14 03:45 AM
  4. trsbbs's Avatar
    This has now been posted in three different forums with the original post over 11 hours ago.


    Argh!

    BlackBerry hates America!
    12-31-14 08:20 AM
  5. anon1727506's Avatar
    Not sure what a BlackBerry would have gotten them...

    Unless they already had these devcie activated on BES or even BIS plans, unless they already had the licensing and a server setup... think it would have taken more time than their IT department had to deal with these. And with their domain under attack, there would have been no communication to their internal BES Server or their internal Email Server. So what would be gained? BBM maybe?

    A handful of old BlackBerrys, located in a storage room in the Thalberg basement, were given to executives. Staff members began to trade text messages using hastily arranged phone trees.
    12-31-14 08:28 AM
  6. Playbook007's Avatar
    This has now been posted in three different forums with the original post over 11 hours ago.


    Argh!

    BlackBerry hates America!
    No....America hates BlackBerry

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    12-31-14 08:41 AM
  7. anon1727506's Avatar
    No....America hates BlackBerry

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    And what county loves BlackBerry?..... Pretty sure they are becoming irrelevant in every market that they are in today.

    Indonesian was once the last stronghold for BlackBerry....
    In 2011, BlackBerry accounted for 43 per cent of new smartphones shipped to Indonesia, according to global research firm IDC. That market share has now crumbled: In the first half of 2014, BlackBerry had just 3 per cent of the market.
    And the ever loyal Canadians...
    In 2009, 61% of Canadian smartphone owners said they used a BlackBerry. Now, just 14% call themselves devotees of the struggling brand. BlackBerry’s marketshare plunged by half in the past two years, according to MTM.
    America might have been the first to see BlackBerry for what it was... a very outdated technology company. But it seems the rest of the world has caught on also. BB10 has done nothing to reverse those views... not sure it hasn't hasten the fall, especially in less developed markets where BIS was a driving sales feature.

    Yes America hates BlackBerry... but so does just about every other national population on the earth. Get over it!
    12-31-14 08:58 AM
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    12-31-14 08:59 AM

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