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Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] "A scanner with a digital output" address@hidden:
Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] "A scanner with a digital output" address@hidden: @stake wows the wireless rubes...]
Thu, 21 Mar 2002 08:48:39 +0000
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Tim Pozar wrote:
This quote is scary..
"Internet traffic isn't supposed to be secure," said Jim Balsillie
For what it's worth, the vast majority of Blackberry traffic is
triple-des encrypted end-to-end with quite long keys. The traffic they
were sniffing is from the far cheaper "BBIE" version which is pretty
much just a 2-way plaintext pager with an email gateway, and (like
nearly all other 2-way pager traffic) it's not encrypted.
Cool hack, yes, but it's a pity this has been seen by the press as
"blackberry hacked!" when in fact it should have been "2-way pagers
hacked!" and most corporate blackberry traffic IS encrypted and CANNOT
realistically be sniffed on the net, at RIM, or over the air.
OK, so I'm biassed, of course :-)
Nick Waterman. Senior Systems Administrator, Research In Motion
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