Saturday, October 2, 2010

Encryption Won't Protect Your BlackBerry Now


A pair of Russian software developers have teamed on a password-cracking program for the BlackBerry.

Did you think your BlackBerry data was safe because it's encrypted on the phone, over the airwaves, and in its backup form? Think again. Russian software developer ElcomSoft, which, with its Russian competitor AccentSoft, has developed effective password-cracking programs for most common desktop encryption formats, is at it again. Now, it's targeted the BlackBerry with a Phone Password Breaker that was previously limited to Apple mobile devices.


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