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    The Navy has implemented tougher security settings for BlackBerry devices used by naval personnel. Administrators for the Navy-Marine Corps Intranet activated the new settings Oct. 17 for the Navy and Oct. 23 for the Marine Corps.

    The Office of the Department of the Navy’s Chief Information Officer based its strengthened security configuration on Wireless Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) BlackBerry Security Checklist v5, Release 1.2, published May 23 by the Defense Information Systems Agency, and on additional guidance from the Marine Corps and Navy Designated Approving Authority. The new settings work with readers used to access the Navy-Marine Corps Intranet with Common Access Cards, according to the CIO’s office.

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    Re: Navy tightens grip on BlackBerrys

    The Navy ,as well as the Department of Defense on a whole, has always been supertight on this type of it security. If you have a personal email account that you depend on you are pretty much out of luck when you go out to sea or any other time. Personal email accounts (Yahoo/Gmail/AOL) have been banned/prohibited from all servers. Myspace has also been banned for security reasons.

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    Re: Navy tightens grip on BlackBerrys

    it only makes sense. all about that infosec. little things that we may think arent sensitive information (flight information, troop size, personnel location, mission schedules, base size...)can be a terrorists dream.

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    Re: Navy tightens grip on BlackBerrys

    Yea very true

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    Re: Navy tightens grip on BlackBerrys

    ~via H.T.C 8525 via At&t(wap.pinstack.com)~ To think the government allows the use of inferior pdas they should all bought iphones instead, blackberries comon cheap weak useless of junk.

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    Re: Navy tightens grip on BlackBerrys

    Quote Originally Posted by calm_tiger View Post
    The Navy ,as well as the Department of Defense on a whole, has always been supertight on this type of it security. If you have a personal email account that you depend on you are pretty much out of luck when you go out to sea or any other time. Personal email accounts (Yahoo/Gmail/AOL) have been banned/prohibited from all servers. Myspace has also been banned for security reasons.
    I talk with deployed friends all over the world via yahoo messenger/yahoo mail.

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    Re: Navy tightens grip on BlackBerrys

    Quote Originally Posted by bcuzi8paintchips View Post
    I talk with deployed friends all over the world via yahoo messenger/yahoo mail.
    Were they physically on deployed on U. S Ships ? They couldn't have been.

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    Re: Navy tightens grip on BlackBerrys

    Quote Originally Posted by calm_tiger View Post
    Were they physically on deployed on U. S Ships ? They couldn't have been.
    They are physically deployed to US Bases overseas. I no longer have any online friends aboard ships.

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