RIM Can’t Provide E-Mail Interception Service…. Indian BlackBerry Users Fear Withdrawl…

This soap opera is really starting to get stupid.

In our last installment, RIM said it would monitor BlackBerries in India. It now seems that they can’t do that:

“For enterprise customers, the security architecture is based on a symmetric key system whereby the customer creates his own key, and only the customer possesses a copy of his encryption key, RIM said. The company does not possess a “master key”, nor does any “back door” exist in the system that would allow RIM or any third party to gain unauthorized access to the key or corporate data, it said.

Further, RIM would be unable to accommodate any request for a copy of an enterprise customer’s encryption key, as neither RIM nor any wireless network operator possess a copy of the key, it said.”

So it now looks like we’re back to square one, and BlackBerry service is once again threatened in India unless a solution to this can be found that makes everyone happy. The only good news for BlackBerry addicts users in India is that the discussions continue.


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