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BlackBerry Desktop Manager v6.0.1 b21 Released With Better Backup Encryption

desktop managerRIM has quietly slipped out an update to the BlackBerry Desktop Manager software bringing it to v6.0.1 b21. Nothing crazy new in this version but you can find some details below. Hopefully this new version fixes some of the bugs that have come up in the 6.0 release though according to the fixed issues they have improved backup encryption after the brute force attack on them.

Below you will find the list of fixed issues between the BlackBerry® Desktop Software 6.0.0 bundle 47 and the BlackBerry Desktop Software 6.0.1 bundle 21:

  • The encryption of BlackBerry device backups may have left the backup files vulnerable to a brute force password attempt by a malicious user if the malicious user had access to the files. The updated version of the BlackBerry Desktop Software includes changes to the method used to generate the encryption key that encrypts the BlackBerry device backup file. The BlackBerry Desktop Software 6.0.1 uses multiple iterations of the method to generate the encryption key, to help improve resistance against brute force attacks on the encrypted backup file. (DT 896848)
  • If your device is associated with a BlackBerry® Enterprise Server, and you performed a custom restore and the databases are read-only or already synchronizing wirelessly, you didn’t receive any warning that your data didn’t restore. (DT 755153)
  • Occasionally, the error message “The operation terminated unexpectedly” appeared when you synchronized MemoPad. (DT 677881)
  • The start date for a Microsoft® Outlook® task reset to the due date when changing the time zone your device uses. (DT 598687)

  • The BlackBerry Desktop Software didn’t detect new music added to a blank music library. (DT 758229)
  • The Unknown artist and genre always showed 0 songs in the summary and didn’t appear in the song count. (DT 755250)
  • You received a synchronization error when you synchronized some pictures and you ran out of space on your device. (DT 752364)
  • On Windows® 7, AVI files with AC 3 audio were transcoded without sound. (DT 757288)
  • Sometimes, audio and video for MP4 video files were out of sync. (DT 733679)
  • The status window for the Wi-Fi® music sync installation didn’t close if your device was disconnected. (DT 759258)
  • iTunes album art wasn’t imported after installing Wi-Fi music sync. (DT 759000)
  • With Wi-Fi music sync, you received an incorrect message when you change your music library between iTunes and Windows Media® Player. (DT 758226)

The new version supposedly also improves upon the following features:

  • Synchronization – Improvements have been made for synchronizing your organizer data.
  • Microsoft® support – The 64-bit versions of Microsoft® Outlook® 2010 and Microsoft® Exchange 2010 are supported.
  • Pictures – You can select individual pictures to synchronize to your device.
  • Videos – You can synchronize videos to your device without converting the video file.
  • Wi-Fi music sync – You can stream your music while you download it to your device and you can download music over an SSL connection.

You can pick up the updated version of BlackBerry Desktop Manager at this link

Thanks to everybody who sent this one in!

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  1. And that’s pretty much about time 🙂

  2. Yeah it is surprising it took RIM’s security buffs that long to make a stink about it.

  3. Nothing crazy new? I’d say FINALLY supporting 64-bit Outlook is a pretty big deal.

  4. great! Very detail change log…thanks RIM 🙂

  5. I’ve had synching problems for over a year. I have the BB Bold and have updated my desktop and system software as required. I just updated the software and thought I’d try again- getting the Intellisync Unknown Error message just when I try and configure my settings now, let alone trying to sync. Last time I tried to synch and received the same message as I was synching I called RIM and they told me it was a problem between them and the Yahoo server with no known resolution date. That was over a year ago and the new software updates are no help! Does anyone have a clue as how to fix this???

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