On Thursday, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) made a crackdown on crimes, resulting in more than 30 arrests. How did this occur? Well, the police in Quebec, Canada intercepted more than a million BlackBerry PIN-to-PIN communications which allowed them to do these arrests.
In this instance, the RCMP took the rare step of publicly highlighting its interception of the Canadian company’s supposedly secure “PIN-to-PIN” communications.
However, as noted by the globeandmail:
Experts canvassed say that the Mounties could not have directly cracked the codes belonging to BlackBerry, a company that is often still touted as the maker of the world’s most secure commercial smartphones.
Instead, it’s likely that authorities got a judicial order compelling them to help decode communications.
Yet police aren’t saying what happened. Neither is BlackBerry.
However, the article too states that it has been available for about 2 years already. What do you guys think?