Canada Dashboard Digest

How Safe Is Encryption?

DATA PROTECTION

January 13, 2012

Smartphone and Internet users should beware, according to a report in The Montreal Gazette. It's relatively easy for anyone with some skill to decrypt BlackBerry Messaging service, the report states. Security experts say companies should be investing in technology that would prevent attacks on phones via malicious software labeled as an application such as a video game. Meanwhile, one activist says Canadians should be concerned with a forthcoming bill that would enable law enforcement to access their personal information with technology capable of intercepting Internet communications. The lawful access bill would allow service providers to hand over identifying information about their customers, as well. Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart has voiced concerns.
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