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Re: How is this company still in business?
said by fifty nine:The President was told he could not use a Blackberry after he was in office because it was not secure enough. He actually has another device that is like a Blackberry but is officially blessed by the NSA as secure enough to handle even classified documents, e-mail, and Web browsing.
The President doesn't have an iPhone or an Android. He
has had a blackberry.
One thing that security experts can agree on is that despite RIM's efforts, a BlackBerry probably isn't up to the security standards for a leader of the free (or even unfree) world.
BlackBerrys can become infected with viruses that install spyware or turn the microphone on and record conversations, malware can be inadvertently downloaded, e-mail and text messages can be intercepted, and, of course, they can be lost or stolen, said Dan Hoffman, chief technology officer of SMobile Systems, which sells antivirus software for the devices.
The National Vulnerability Database, which is sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security's National Cyber Security Division, lists 14 vulnerabilities for BlackBerrys. Those include ways that a malicious attacker can install malware, and perhaps crash the device through a so-called denial of service attack.
Scott, CCIE #14618 Routing & Switching