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BlackBerry announces new messaging security

Published on Jun 17, 2014 6:38 AM

OTTAWA (AFP) - Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry announced on Monday the release of new "enhanced security" for its popular BBM messaging, aiming to win back corporate users with high security needs such as banks.

The BBM Protected application for messaging between the company's lines of smartphones uses the FIPS 140-2 validated cryptographic library - the US government computer security standard.

In a statement, BlackBerry called it "the most secure and reliable real-time mobile messaging" available.

The company said it scrambles messages on a sender's device and then authenticates and decrypts them on the receiver's smartphone.

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