The RCMP Obtained BlackBerry’s Global Decryption Key in 2010

A Montreal judge made the evidence public today after government and Blackberry laywers spent two years fighting its release. This is the PIN-to-PIN BlackBerry messages key.

Exclusive: Canadian Police Obtained BlackBerry’s Global Decryption Key

Exclusive: How Canadian Police Intercept and Read Encrypted BlackBerry Messages

Saw this on Slashdot today and think it will be of interest to many here.

Who still uses a Blackberry?

Barack Obama :wink:

so like is that somebody “important”? :slight_smile:

The difference is that this was a tight kept secret; they quite rightly didn’t want people to know. Blackberry sure as heck didn’t want potential customers to know and the law agencies didn’t want criminals to know either.

The Apple v.s. FBI campaign was a PR nightmare waiting to happen for someone, the FBI tried to paint Apple as terrorist sympathizers and Apple tries to paint the U.S. government as being no better than the British.

Having a third party involved in the end was the most amicable way of resolving this case; however I’m not sure that I believe it’s the truth.