1. Stewartj1's Avatar
    Interesting article from Inside BlackBerry.

    Four Key Ways that BlackBerry Protects Your Privacy | Inside BlackBerry for Business Blog

    ".... BlackBerry supports privacy by default. BES messages, BBM, and BlackBerry Blend are encrypted by default. Connections to mail servers that support encryption (e.g., Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook.com) are encrypted by default. Connections to websites that support encryption (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) are encrypted by default. And of course, connections to the BlackBerry Infrastructure are encrypted by default.

    You may have seen recent news stories about a competitor implementing proper device encryption. At BlackBerry, we?re big believers in device encryption. In fact, we?ve supported FIPS 140-2 validated encryption in all of our devices for the past 10 years ? longer than many of our competitors have been selling smartphones..."

    10-25-14 08:35 AM
  2. howarmat's Avatar
    Pretty sure that is all the same on all platforms. The FIPS thing is something above most of the competition though. As the article also mentions they do have autowipe with incorrect passwords and the permissions are above the competition as well
    10-25-14 06:13 PM
  3. Troy Tiscareno's Avatar
    Both iOS and Android have "implemented proper encryption" for years already - before BB10 was even released. The only thing new is that the latest versions of both OSs will have device encryption turned on by default. BB10's device encryption is still off by default, though just like older versions of iOS and Android, the end-user can turn it on at any time.
    10-26-14 05:33 AM
  4. Prem WatsApp's Avatar
    Android's factory reset / data deletion is apparently not good enough and is reported to leave traces behind:


    ? ? ? Passposted via CB Chen ? ? ?
    10-26-14 07:45 AM
  5. Troy Tiscareno's Avatar
    Android's factory reset / data deletion is apparently not good enough and is reported to leave traces behind:

    Android phones cannot remove all your personal data with factory reset - Inside Mobile Apps
    A factory reset was never intended or advertised to be a security wipe. It's "not good enough" only because some people misunderstood what a factory reset was supposed to do, which is delete all of the files that were not there when factory-fresh. A security wipe doesn't just delete the files (which are easily "undeleted" if they haven't been overwritten), it also overwrites all the sectors so that no recoverable data is present.

    Also, data is only undeletable if the phone wasn't encrypted in the first place. If it's encrypted, that data is gone forever.

    If you take a standard consumer BB10 device and do a factory reset, it will do the same thing: delete the files, and those files can be undeleted. That's because a factory reset is not a security wipe. Different terms because they do different things.
    10-26-14 05:21 PM
  6. masterful's Avatar
    Troy, BlackBerry invented mobile technology.

    10-26-14 05:30 PM

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