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    RIM tells Govt they can't share encryption keys

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    RIM has turned down Indian Government's request to handover the message encryption key.

    The company says that it cannot share the data with the Government as its security structure does not allow any third party or even the company to read the information transferred over its network.

    "The Blackberry security architecture for enterprise customers is purposefully designed to exclude the capability for RIM or any third party to read encrypted information under any circumstances," the company said in a statement.

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    Just one more reason to LOVE RIM!

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    Thanks RIM for standing your ground...sounds like the Indian government needs to wake up before they "demand" themselves out of a chance to catch up to the rest of the civilized world.


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    Engadgetmobile.com is reporting that RIM gave into Indian government request. Does anyone have any information if this is in fact true?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OzzieDog View Post
    Engadgetmobile.com is reporting that RIM gave into Indian government request. Does anyone have any information if this is in fact true?
    U have a link to that report?

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    I love RIM, im glad there is not a price for RIM to sellout

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    India needs to take a chill. What's the big deal?

    Here is the link to Engadget

    http://www.engadgetmobile.com/2008/0...berry-network/

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    I think its kinda snoopish. We all know the indian people are eztremely intelligent, and with the encryptian keys, you wonder what they could do?!?BTW: that was not intended to sound like a racist comment, in fact my grandmother was from Kashmir. Just stating a common perception.
    Ugh, couldnt think of anything to change it to.

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    Yeah the government of India is really up tight. I think blackberry should just pull the plug if they are going to be like that. You know?

    I enjoy knowing the type of security I have with my BB device.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hayden View Post
    RIM has turned down Indian Government's request to handover the message encryption key.

    The company says that it cannot share the data with the Government as its security structure does not allow any third party or even the company to read the information transferred over its network.

    "The Blackberry security architecture for enterprise customers is purposefully designed to exclude the capability for RIM or any third party to read encrypted information under any circumstances," the company said in a statement.

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    I'm SO glad they didn't cowtow to these idiots in India. If they want a state-ran spying agency for email then why don't they just create CARNIVORE like we did in the US. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyxedge View Post
    Yeah the government of India is really up tight. I think blackberry should just pull the plug if they are going to be like that. You know?

    I enjoy knowing the type of security I have with my BB device.

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    Exactly. If every government/big whig got to decrypt messages just how long do you think that security would last? That decryption key would make it into the hands sooner or later of someone who would abuse it and then the entire security system would be compromised. How fast do you think the Indian govt would give up it's citizen's email/data encryption if the US asked for it? We can't even trust these guys to talk out of one side of their mouth, much less give them a freaking decryption code to AES 256-bit encryption......
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    Quote Originally Posted by justajason View Post
    I think its kinda snoopish. We all know the indian people are eztremely intelligent, and with the encryptian keys, you wonder what they could do?!?BTW: that was not intended to sound like a racist comment, in fact my grandmother was from Kashmir. Just stating a common perception.
    Exactly. I mean if you think about it, 80% of the Indian people are VERY intelligent and hard working, nice people. But there is a minority of 20% who want to bomb and kill everything this side of Egypt because we let our movie stars wear bikini's in movies. How long do you think it would take for that decryption key to make its way to start decryption on Secret Service/FBI/NSA/CIA/ATF agents' Blackberry's? LOL. not long...that's how long
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    Quote Originally Posted by inc188 View Post
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    India needs to take a chill. What's the big deal?

    Here is the link to Engadget

    http://www.engadgetmobile.com/2008/0...berry-network/

    Holy crap they did cowtow to them. Well you can kiss security goodbye. The article says the only limitation was that RIM won't be held "liable" if personal information is compromised, which means the entire Security structure of RIM is in danger of being compromised. There is not one key code for one country and another for another country, it's the same algorythm no matter what country it's in, if they are allowed to decrypt messages, they can decrypt ANY message they can get their hands on in the network traffic, and it's not that hard to catch a message in the air traffic between cell towers...not cool at all.....
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    If RIM have handed it over then I bet its for sale already. Seen a report for India that u could buy peoples bank details and I'm not talking about a few. They where selling thousands of them.
    Please let this not be true as this would be a major mistake giving it to anyone.

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