India and BlackBerry close to solution on country's desire to eavesdrop on coded messages
R. Chandrashekhar, says India can now monitor BlackBerry messages without the help of RIM. In the past, RIM has offered to give the country metadata which would allow India to know the sender of an email, it's recipient and the kind of device it was sent on. Government officials could use that info to match up with emails in corporate servers. While RIM might be willing to give up metadata, it continues to claim that it does not have the keys to decode corporate email. It should be interesting to see how India is able to monitor the emails without having the encryption codes.
While India hasn't revealed how it is able to monitor the messages, Vakul Sharma, a New Delhi-based cyber security expert, said a deal with RIM that would give India access to metadata could be the country's best shot at monitoring corporate email. While India is working on a new infrastructure that would let government officials to directly monitor messages sent through telecom operators. BlackBerry's advanced encryption technology doesn't allow corporate emails to be accessed this way.
1. IamYourFather6657 (Posts: 321; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
Dont they know something exist in the world called privacy
2. plgladio (Posts: 311; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
There is but when it comes to the security of a country what to say, you have to undergo such things.
3. eisenbricher (Posts: 918; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
India has a lot to do with terrorism, in many cases terrorists were found to be using such 'private and secure' networks for communication.
Also it's not like the government is spying on someone's privacy. If you're not terrorist, you needn't worry about all the s**t.
5. plgladio (Posts: 311; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
When you mail or message from your BB device that is encrypted and sent, so no one can see what is the message you are delivering. To avoid terrorist activity, India and Indonesia government asked RIM to give access to their servers so that government can view suspecious data. But RIM not ready to give the decryption code, now Indian telcom people found the decryption code. Hope this helps you.