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FAQ: RIM Explains The Different Levels Of Content Protection

Have you ever turned on content protection on your BlackBerry? Ever wondered what the different levels, Strong/Stronger/Strongest, mean to you? I have so I was happy to finally see RIM explain them out. Turns out that they are different encryption strengths based on the table below:

Content protection setting Encryption strength
Strong 80 bits
Stronger 128 bits
Strongest 256 bits

One more vague setting on the BlackBerry explained.

via BBKnowledgebase

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  1. Hmm…I’ve never set it any higher than Strong. I wonder what (if?) performance penalty there might be from using higher encryption?

  2. Probably significant. It has to work that much harder… :)

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