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Password Breaker Gives Access to BlackBerry Wallet and Password Keeper

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ElcomSoft has announced that the latest update to its Password Breaker software can access the BlackBerry Wallet and Password Keeper applications’ master password, providing investigators or government officials full access to stored login credentials and passwords in plain-text. Click through to read more.
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BlackBerry takes another step towards replacing the wallet

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zoompass

Zoompass is a service specifically for Canadians that lets you send and receive money from your BlackBerry device. The service uses your personal bank account or credit card and, for now, is aimed at your average consumer and not retailers.

While Zoompass has had a BlackBerry application for some time now, I haven’t heard about it and many of the major blogs haven’t written about them either. The service just recently came to my attention as they are now offering it for all mobile devices with Internet access, and not just BlackBerry.

If you’ve read my bio, you know I spent a decent amount of time living in South Korea. There, your mobile phone is your wallet. A chip is inserted into your phone, much like a media card, and it is directly connected to your bank like a debit card. This is where mobility is heading and it’s incredible to see a company taking North Americans one step closer.

“Our research shows people are looking for ways to simplify their payment experience,” said Robin Dua, president of En-Stream, the company that develops the application.

The service is aimed at a college demographic, who are constantly in need of a simplified way to send small amounts of money; whether it be repaying a debt or getting some food money from parents.

Canadian users can sign up for a free Zoompass account now and begin using the service. One caveat is the service charges. You will be charged 50ยข to make an instant money transfer each time. This price will hopefully come down as more users subscribe to the service and prove it works.

In Quebec, Virgin Mobile and the wireless offering from Videotron Ltd. are excluded from the service.

Sign up and start using Zoompass for BlackBerry today!

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BlackBerry Storm, Pearl Flip, Rogers Plans and Parties (BlackBerry Cool Podcast)

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The BlackBerry Cool Podcast

After a few setbacks and delays (damn you, CTIA), the BlackBerry Cool Podcast is back! It’s also our 40th podcast, which is some sort of milestone, I guess, and a good place to implement changes. We’ve fiddled with the format a little, added some music and a new weekly podcast guest: Fake Ted Rogers. The BlackBerry Cool Podcast will also now be released on Mondays (apologies to all those who enjoy listening to podcasts while raking leaves on the weekend).

This week’s podcast is a bit of a catchup, as we discuss the major news of the past month: the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 and BlackBerry Storm, and Rogers new BES/BIS plans and BlackBerry Bold price drop. Coincidentally, we also discuss why RIM will never make a BlackBerry app store. Whoops. In fairness, the BlackBerry Application Center is the perfect compromise between what we said RIM needs and what they would never do, so give us partial credit. We also attempted to talk about RIM’s stock and the economy, but cut it because we had nothing significant to contribute on either subject.

Downloading/streaming options for the BlackBerry Cool Podcast can be found after the jump, as well as links to all the relevant news stories. Enjoy!

Special thanks to our new sponsor, Rove Mobile!

The BlackBerry Cool Podcast Episode 40