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Old 06-26-2006, 07:32 AM   #41 (permalink)
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Thanks for the quick and thorough response Jerry. I've found UK based RIM fairly unhelpful regarding the security of their devices. I'd rather trust the experience of the knowledge forums.

If anyone else has any further advice or comments that would be great
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Old 07-25-2006, 12:07 PM   #42 (permalink)
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just wondering with all the talk regarding encryption, can you specify a specific algorthym for a user group, or is this global?


just wondering.
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Old 08-09-2006, 03:52 PM   #43 (permalink)
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My uncle works for the Navy's IT dept, and he said they won't allow the use of Blackberry's because they are not secure.

Not sure where this is...but I turned down a job on a "navy" base for a blackberry administrator.


They weren't paying enough.
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Old 08-09-2006, 06:24 PM   #44 (permalink)
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RIM's security isn't a secret: it's completely documented. Check this out: Livelink - Redirection
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Old 08-10-2006, 07:49 AM   #45 (permalink)
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Guess you could always wipe your BB and hire Ontrack to recover data from it to see.

I don't understand what kb9liq was saying. First we hear "BB's are not secure" then we hear "the device itself wasn't hacked into" and then "nothing transmitted over the internet is secure". So far, nothing from this person supporting the first statement...
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Can the HH password be sync'd with AD or any other ID manager?

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Old 08-10-2006, 05:49 PM   #47 (permalink)
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We are pushing the IT Policy to enforcement handheld passwords on the BB devices. Where are the passwords stored? On the BES or on the handheld?
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Old 08-10-2006, 05:56 PM   #48 (permalink)
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On the devices. Not on the BES.
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Originally Posted by Corman
This is so right on track. The people are always the weakest link in security. Remember the slogan "Loose lips, sink ships".
I agree with both you Corman, and NJBlackberry, in that people are the weakest link when referring to security of a device like the Blackberry. Blanket statements like "the BB is the most secure device in the world" just doesn't make any sense.
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Old 08-14-2006, 03:30 PM   #50 (permalink)
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For my 2 cents, I just went to a security conference with Canadian Police, Secret Service, IT Security, and Physical security. The local police who were in charge of recovery of handheld devices such as cells, pda, BB's etc. discussed how and what they do to recover data and info of secured devices from criminals. They stated that they 'disklike' the BB's as if data protection is turned on, they are not aware of any tools or methods to recover the password from them other than guessing. As well, the fact that the data is lost after 10 bad attempts, or that a BES admin can remotely erase the device when it is powered up, again was very frustrating to them. In short, these cops at least have no way other than a lucky guess on 10 attempts of recovering data from a properly secured BB. They also said RIM said there were no backdoors. That being said, is it secure enough for secret government data...I wouldn't trust it that far, but for corporate use...better than any other the other devices they worked with.
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Old 10-10-2006, 12:35 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Security is all a level of relativitly. It may be more secure than other devices but nothing is secure. Anything can be hacked and broken.
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Old 10-10-2006, 02:05 PM   #52 (permalink)
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From Handheld to BES it is secure by either 3DES or AES. Once the message leaves the internal network through Exchange, the BES could care less. This is why S/MIME should be implemented especially in a government workplace. S/MIME secures email when it goes out through the exchange server and into the public network.
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