Indian government admits substandard security

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IndiaAfter all the harassing the government has done to get Indian carriers or RIM to help them get a lock on BlackBerry communications, they’ve conceded that they might have trouble decrypting anything using a 40-bit standard or higher. BlackBerrys use a 128-bit standard (AES), putting it and plenty of other devices such as satellite phones, outside of their reach. Setting up servers abroad remains an option for RIM, but at this point, India’s entire internal security could see an overhaul before that even becomes a possibility. The Department of Telecom has requested carriers scale back their security to a 40-bit standard, but that pull-back has been slowed by existing infrastructures running at 128. When it comes to stuff like this, I’ll agree with the Canadian government - if the media learns about stuff like this, it really does become a security hazard.

  • IT Nerd

    How lame!

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