BlackBerry Opens out the lengths it Went to Make Android ‘Secure’

BlackBerry Opens out the lengths it Went to Make Android 'Secure'
Currently, it is
without doubt that BlackBerry’s reputation for security is undoubtedly physically
powerful,that its devices are frequently used by world leaders. With the
forthcoming Priv,
the firm has had to try and bring its brand-name security to Android, an
operating system with less-than stellar history when it comes to security and privacy.

In order to reassure customers fully and be proportionally connected that the
Priv has all of the benefits you’ll find on its BB10 handsets,
Alex Manea, BlackBerry’s director of security, has opened up on the measures it
took to make Android secure.

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going down memory lane; early July, Google revealed that it was teaming up with
BlackBerry to create a vision of Android that would bake in BES12, the Canadian
firm’s enterprise security service.

Additionally, each
Priv handset has its own cryptographic key that’s been added at the hardware
level to put off any tampering out in the field. This key can then verify the
software that’s running on the phones at any given time, ensuring that apps
with malevolent objective won’t run. BlackBerry also “toughened” the
Linux kernel with various top-secret patches, plus the Priv will use the firm’s
secure network for pushing data between users.
Finally, there’s
DTEK, a new app that monitors what software accesses your private data and can
advise if your passwords are too easy to guess.
We won’t know for
sure if any of this effort has been worthwhile until the phone gets out into
the hands of the masses, but at least BlackBerry is sure that it’s brought its
A game.

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