News by Andrew Kameka on Friday May 23, 2014.
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BlackBerry has seen great momentum with its BlackBerry Messenger expanding to Android and iOS, and the next major feature of its service may be even more appealing to people who worry about privacy. BBM Protected is an upcoming feature that will create the most secure version of the chat service yet. BBM is already fairly secure thanks to end-to-end encryption, but should someone manage to crack an ecrpytion key, that person will get access to the entire conversation. Protected makes snooping even tougher because it creates encrpytion keys for each message, so it would take a great deal of time and skill to know what two people mention.
As one would expect for a product at this level of security, BBM Protected will be made for enterprise users. Business will be able to implement it in BlackBerry OS 6 or later phones that it manages beginning next month. Protected will not be available for BlackBerry Balance or the BBM apps for Android and iOS until later this year. Here's a brief video demonstration.
Crackberry, via: Engadget
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