Tag: PIN-to-PIN

BlackBerry-Based WIC Pager Pilot Program at Children’s Hospital

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Currently, many hospitals use an outdated pager system to get in touch with doctors on call. This solution does not allow admins to know whether the message was received and relies on a code system that doesn’t provide much detail as to the nature of the page. Wallace Wireless have a BlackBerry-based solution that brings pager like services to BlackBerry users. The system is in the process of being piloted at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), and if it’s successful could set a new standard for healthcare professionals.
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Navy locks down BlackBerrys

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NavyThere are some unhappy seamen in the U.S. today, now that the Navy has locked down their BlackBerrys to some pretty rigorous standards. PIN-to-PIN messaging, GPS, the application loader and third-party program installations have all been restricted, and as usual users will have to cycle through alphanumeric passwords every 3 months. On top of that, after 5 unsuccessful log-ins the device gets locked down and local data erased. For extra security, BlackBerrys’ radio antennae will become deactivated whenever they’re hooked up to a desktop. To be fair, these aren’t incredibly tough standards to work with, especially for a military organization. It does, however, give corporate IT admins something to wave when their BlackBerry users complain about existing restrictions.

Blackberry Email Not So Secure?

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The Globe and Mail is reporting that emails and PIN-to-PIN messages have been turned over to the courts as evidence. This is very suprising especially when you consider one of the benefits of using a Blackberry is security and encryption of messages. Think twice before sending off nasty emails about the boss.

Here is a snippet of the article:

“In a lawsuit filed in the Ontario Superior Court, CIBC alleged that six former senior executives, including its one-time vice-chairman David Kassie, improperly recruited bank employees and took confidential bank data to their new company, Genuity Capital Markets.”

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