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Blackberry to Blackberry emails

Little known fact regards eavesdropping

10:26 pm on May 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Common belief has mistakenly held that messages sent from one BlackBerry to another using PIN numbers, rather than using normal e-mail addresses, will bypass a company's computers, thus making these communications completely private since the messages are being sent directly from one device to another.


Somewhat worrying.

1:41 am on May 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

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That was interesting. I had no idea that was possible. The last paragraph sums things up nicely:

...this lawsuit highlights two important points: first, when using corporate resources to communicate, employees should assume that all communications are monitored and recorded -- period. Second, personal privacy when using electronic devices to communicate is an illusion perpetuated by our strong desire to believe that we can keep certain communications private as opposed to a rational belief based on an intelligent examination of the technology being used.