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  • Apple Scores Security Win Over BlackBerry [View article]
    AllgoodGuy,

    Excellent find, and quite apropos for this article.
    Not only does it highlight the security of iMessage, but I found especially telling that in the talk of secure OSs and messaging, BlackBerry's name was never even mentioned.

    Nov 22, 2014. 02:55 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Scores Security Win Over BlackBerry [View article]
    mrabody,

    This is correct and BBRY longs should be proud at the extra effort the NSA had to exert to crack BlackBerry.

    The reason for the post was in answer Cliff Hilton that said the NSA cannot crack BlackBerry http://seekingalpha.co...
    Nov 19, 2014. 10:40 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's iPhone User Population To Grow Robustly In Q4 [View article]
    Zipper0

    I love my Nokia Lumia, but I'll be ditching it as soon as my contract is up for two reasons: 1) Apple Pay, 2) and Apple Watch

    The idea of secure, 'one-time' tokenized transactions is just too appealing to me.
    Nov 14, 2014. 05:10 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple + IBM Enterprise Event: What To Expect [View article]
    Rostenne,

    Apple is not getting out of software, they are simply enlisting IBM to supply the enterprise apps and backend data analytics.

    Apple's app store and native Apple apps will remain a thriving business.
    Nov 14, 2014. 02:28 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple + IBM Enterprise Event: What To Expect [View article]
    You know you're old when ...
    1. You hear Jimmy Hendrix as the background muzak at Walgreens
    2. The kid at the counter has no idea who Jimmy Hendrix is
    Nov 14, 2014. 02:25 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple + IBM Enterprise Event: What To Expect [View article]
    Ah! Ratty, I did not know that.
    I did know they had a related patent.

    Do you have any more info/links on Apple's virtual sim and the carriers mishandling of it?

    Appreciated,
    MrK
    Nov 14, 2014. 02:22 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple + IBM Enterprise Event: What To Expect [View article]
    If Apple were interested in a virtual SIM solution they could just buy Comviva
    http://bit.ly/1uzFfKf
    Nov 14, 2014. 12:28 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple + IBM Enterprise Event: What To Expect [View article]
    J.M. Manness,

    IBM also has a superb mulit-platform MDM solution - MaaS360 First to Receive Federal Government Authority to Operate Mobile Device Management http://bit.ly/1u8kYeJ

    I suspect Apple will bundle it's enterprise offerings with IBM's MDM just as Microsoft is bundling it's MDM with it's Office 360 offering.
    Nov 14, 2014. 12:19 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Scores Security Win Over BlackBerry [View article]
    TechEnthusiast,

    While what you describe is interesting, it's not practical.
    We all receive HTTPS content every day. Where is the opportunity to exchange "bird in the tree" shared-knowledge?

    When you download an app to your smartphone, portions of it are encrypted as is the hash in the certificate used to validate it. Where is the opportunity to exchange shared-knowledge?

    Movies on the DVD you just rented are encrypted. Where is the opportunity to exchange shared-knowledge?

    What you describe can only be used in a minuscule fraction of day-to-day encryption algorithms.

    PS. while we're talking about 'interesting' things... I find the roots of hidden writing interesting.

    Steganography is the art and science of hidden writing.
    "Hidden messages on messenger's body — also used in ancient Greece. Herodotus tells the story of a message tattooed on the shaved head of a slave of Histiaeus, hidden by the hair that afterwards grew over it, and exposed by shaving the head again. The message allegedly carried a warning to Greece about Persian invasion plans. This method has obvious drawbacks, such as delayed transmission while waiting for the slave's hair to grow, and the restrictions on the number and size of messages that can be encoded on one person's scalp." http://bit.ly/1GSEqTm
    Nov 13, 2014. 10:36 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Scores Security Win Over BlackBerry [View article]
    Ray,

    Then you would be incorrect.
    This article pertained to messaging only. If you wish to jump to conclusions then make accusations based on those conclusions, that's your business.
    Nov 12, 2014. 11:20 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Scores Security Win Over BlackBerry [View article]
    LabRat,

    Now I never said it was easy, but yes, it is off the shelf.
    BlackBerry is enjoying it's 15 minutes of fame. Enjoy it!
    Nov 11, 2014. 04:08 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Scores Security Win Over BlackBerry [View article]
    and BlackBerry market share
    Nov 11, 2014. 12:48 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Scores Security Win Over BlackBerry [View article]
    Cliff Hilton,

    [re government] " Come on, tell us why? Because they can't hack it."

    You would be in correct.

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    In July and August, the GCHQ team assigned to the case discovered that BlackBerry had previously acquired a smaller company. At the same time, the intelligence agency had begun studying the new BlackBerry code. In March 2010, the problem was finally solved, according to the internal account. "Champagne!" the analysts remarked, patting themselves on the back.

    Security Concerns

    The internal documents indicate that this was not the only success against Blackberry, a company that markets its devices as being surveillance-proof -- and one that has recently lost substantial market share due to strategic mistakes, as the NSA also notes with interest. According to one of the internal documents, in a section marked "Trends," the share of US government employees who used BlackBerry devices fell from 77 to less than 50 percent between August 2009 and May 2012.

    The NSA concludes that ordinary consumer devices are increasingly replacing the only certified government smartphone, leading the analysts to voice their concerns about security. They apparently assume that they are the only agents worldwide capable of secretly tapping into BlackBerrys.

    As far back as 2009, the NSA specialists noted that they could "see and read" text messages sent from BlackBerrys, and could also "collect and process BIS mails." BIS stands for BlackBerry Internet Service, which operates outside corporate networks, and which, in contrast to the data passing through internal BlackBerry services (BES), only compresses but does not encrypt data.

    But even this highest level of security would seem not to be immune to NSA access, at least according to a presentation titled, "Your target is using a BlackBerry? Now what?" The presentation notes that the acquisition of encrypted BES communications requires a "sustained" operation by the NSA's Tailored Access Operation department in order to "fully prosecute your target." An email from a Mexican government agency, which appears in the presentation under the title "BES collection," reveals that this is applied successfully in practice. http://bit.ly/18RWkBG
    Nov 11, 2014. 11:30 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Scores Security Win Over BlackBerry [View article]
    @Ray,

    "What I dont understand is how messaging denotes that Apple is better than BlackBerry at security..."

    You "dont understand" because you didn't understand the article. You need to strap on your thinking cap Ray.

    Nobody said Apple is better than BlackBerry at security beyond messaging.
    This was your assumption, it was never stated here.
    Nov 10, 2014. 12:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Scores Security Win Over BlackBerry [View article]
    mag,

    maybe you didn't know this.
    When you quote somebody, it needs to be something they said.
    Please try again.
    Nov 10, 2014. 12:09 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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