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RIM needs 18-24 months to address India email security issues

News by Michelle Ruhfass on Friday January 07, 2011.

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According to reports coming out of India, Research In Motion could be asking for an additional 18-24 months to address corporate email security concerns that have been raised by Indian agencies, part of an ongoing battle between the smartphone maker and the Indian government.

In the meantime, RIM has provided the Indian security agencies with a manual means to intercept BlackBerry Messenger messages, and minutes from a meeting obtained by the Economic Times suggest that RIM has promised an automated method by the end of this month, with the ability to decrypt JPG image attachments in the future.

Recently India threatened the BlackBerry maker and said it would shut down all corporate email and BlackBerry Messenger services if RIM did not address what India believes to be a massive security risk. RIM was able to dodge a ban last year from the Indian government.

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