Tag: security

Former BlackBerry and BlackBerryCool Editor Doug Soltys Talks IBM and Apple Deal


Doug Soltys is the former Editor in Chief of BlackBerryCool as well as a former employee of BlackBerry as its Blog Manager. Today, he spoke on CBC’s The National to discuss the partnership between Apple and IBM.

It’s an interesting discussion as everyone wants to know how this partnership will affect BlackBerry. While Apple doesn’t have the ultra-high security needed for government and defense, those clients may pale in significance to the clients that IBM may lure to Apple with its enterprise app offerings. Also, it’s worth noting that IBM has 430,000 employees and Apple shipped 50x what BlackBerry shipped in Q4 2013. It’s an uphill battle for sure.

Here is a link to The National’s video on the IBM and Apple deal with Doug coming in at the end.

Titan Files Encrypts and Protects Your Data Using NSA Approved Encryption On Your BlackBerry 10 Smartphone


Titan Files is a useful app that adds an extra layer of security and protection to the files on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone. What caught my eye about the app description, is that it boasts using AES encryption, and describe it as the “first publicly accessible and open cipher approved by the National Security Agency for top secret information.” With all the news about the NSA possibly putting a backdoor in the AES standards, I thought I’d reach out to the developer about his thoughts on the subject.
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Piper is a Home Automation and Security Product Coming to Smarpthones and Tablets


Piper is a new home automation and security product by Blacksumac that is currently seeking crowdfunding to get the first units off the ground. Piper is the first security and automation device to combine HD panoramic video, Z-Wave home automation, and environmental sensors into a single product that you interact with on your smartphone or tablet. While it doesn’t currently support BlackBerry, they are looking at a web app that will be accessible from your device and if you have an iPad with your BlackBerry, you’ll be able to use the product to its full potential.

Check out Piper on Indiegogo at this link.

Snap Secure Launches Mobile Personal and Family Security Suite


Snap Secure by Snap MyLife inc. is a US-based mobile security company that specializes in protecting your family’s phones and data. This includes backing up data, mobile antivirus, privacy management, location services for family members, remote controlling of missing devices and remote data wiping should retrieval prove to be impossible.
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BlackBerry Mobile Fusion Studio Service Pack Update Now Available


RIM’s mobile device management suite BlackBerry Mobile Fusion got treated to a service pack update. The update includes support for iPhone 5, streamlines error messages and more.
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Zeus Trojan Spotted on BlackBerry Devices in Europe


BlackBerry has been fortunate enough to be relatively free of these sorts of stories for a long time, but now some relatively isolated reports of a few variants of the Zeus trojan are starting to be seen in the wild in Germany, Spain and Italy.
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