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BlackBerry Zings Apple Over Not Encrypting Stored Attachments

Apple Encryption

BlackBerry has made a pretty sweet hire a few months back of Eric Lai who is a former tech journalist. He is now writing for BlackBerry full time and he is pretty damn good at it. His latest work is focused on the latest resignation of the Target CEO and how C-Level execs are responsible for security in the end. In his write up he does not hold back any punches from Apple’s latest security fiasco of not encrypting email attachments that are stored on iOS7 even though Apple previously said they are encrypting them. This is something that was bread and butter on BlackBerry devices for years and is soon coming to BBM file transfers for enterprise.

Check out his full write up here. As a good friend of mine has always said “we always seem to be just one big breach away from everyone being issued BlackBerrys once again…”

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  1. That last sentence is my sentiment exactly. One day some Fortune 50 (not 500) company is going to have a massive security breach that exposes either delicate corporate data, or worse, private customer information thanks to all the iDevices being introduced into the BYOD ethos. I sort of hope it happens to the medical industry since they seem to have adopted iPhones and iPads like crazy. Once private patient info gets stolen, the industry will finally learn its lesson.

    When that happens, the world will go crazy and go clamoring back to BlackBerries. Corporations and conspiracy theorists will cry, “Save us!” And John Chen will say, “No.”

  2. That is pretty much how it will play out

  3. There was no evil plot to handcuff users to a folder limit. I think the UI spec did not consider what happens when the folder screen was full of icons – how do you scroll, how do you view more items? What new UI is perfect? How long before Apple put folders in iOS? BB10 was behind schedule so they took a shortcut and left that out till a subsequent release. They’re still filling in the gaps. It will just take some time.

    • Oh it’s not an evil plot but rather just a stupid design decision

      • I know what you’re saying, but I think they had to leave some things on the floor rather than delay the release. That’s all. I’m sure it wasn’t purposely designed that way. After all, BB7 had it even before iPhone had any folders at all!

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