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ncharles
Jun 30, 2011

How secure is the Blackberry?

When he was campaigning, there was a bunch of talk about President Obama's Blackberry. What makes the Blackberry more secure than an iPhone or Android?

jimlynch
11/11/2011
I'm sure they made some sort of modifications for Obama. But I don't see the Blackberry in general as more secure than the iPhone or Android. I guess it helps if you have the Secret Service handling your Blackberry's security eh? ;)
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pcaulfield
06/30/2011

 

RIM has focused on security since they started making the Blackberry. They have encryption built-in, and a bunch of features that help IT guys to manage a corporation's phones. They can be remotely wiped if you lose it in a cab, and since RIM focuses on corporate-features (like a Blackberry server that ties into Microsoft Exchange), it's just a better-managed platform than Android (which is like the wild west) or the iPhone (which is like the evil Empire).

 

Here's some more info on RIM's commitment to security. I guess the lack of 3rd party apps on their platform also makes their system more secure.

http://us.blackberry.com/ataglance/security/

 

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lsmall
06/30/2011

 

> I guess the lack of 3rd party apps on their platform also makes their system more secure.

 

Security through obscurity. I like that!

 

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