BlackBerry Android Phone – PRIV – has it own Site!

blackberry-venice-android-leak-02-w782PRIV has the authentic BlackBerry keyboard, legendary security, streamlined communications and productivity, combined with the wide world of Google Play™ store apps. It has been engineered with the world’s finest technology, and packaged in an ultra-thin, ergonomically perfect device with a keyboard hidden by SmartSlide technology. – Stunning 5.4” dual-curved screen – Long lasting 3410 mAh battery – Both touch and physical keyboards – Schneider-Kreuznach® certified camera – Extraordinary audio quality PRIV also introduces the exclusive DTEK™ by BlackBerry warning system app to provide you with the power of privacy.

Source: BlackBerry Android Phone – PRIV – Get Updates – Global

NFC Theft.. Beware! SC staff hit by contactless card theft.

A train journey to work is a very innocuous thing. But when a man slowly bumped into me and my pocket for a bit too long, it took me a second to realise what had just happened. I called my bank and found out that said individual had managed to steal £20 from my account via a contactless card payment; my bank promptly reimbursed me. Technologically speaking, I’m very curious about how something like this happened. Contactless payment cards do contain normal RFID chips, but they also have secure microprocessors and memory, which have the ability to perform cryptographic processing. Meaning it wouldn’t just give away card details to anyone who asks for them. Europay, MasterCard and Visa, the three companies that created the EMV standard for processing card transactions say that due to the security on the card, it is not possible to steal things like a person’s billing address and CVV code, so the hacker wouldn’t be able to process online transactions after-the-fact. The consumer research group Which? conducted a study back in July 2015 that refuted this however – “Contactless cards are coded to ‘mask’ personal data, but using an easily obtainable reader and free software to decode data, we were able to read the card number and expiry date from all 10 cards. We were also able to read limited details of the last 10 transactions, although no cards revealed the CVV security code (the number on the back). We doubted we’d be able to make purchases without the cardholder’s name or CVV code – but we were wrong.”

Source: SC staff hit by contactless card theft – SC Magazine UK


BlackBerry-SignageBlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB), a global leader in secure mobile communications, today announced that Airbus Group, a world leader in aeronautics, astronautics and defense, has once again renewed its confidence in BlackBerry by upgrading to BES®12, a multi-OS EMM solution by BlackBerry, to securely manage its global multi-OS mobile fleet. In recent years, Airbus Group has seen the needs and expectations of its employees evolve in terms of mobility. In order to remain ever more agile and relevant in a highly competitive environment, Airbus Group has chosen to support different mobility scenarios without compromising security. Airbus remains fully committed to improving communication and collaboration within the group. To succeed in this vision, Airbus Group needed an EMM solution that was secure, flexible and scalable. By choosing BES12, Airbus has confirmed both good partnership with BlackBerry and the ability of BES12 to support its IT requirements. This choice focused primarily on manageability and security needs which BES12 meets perfectly and which are the foundation for BlackBerry’s extensive portfolio of enterprise security, productivity, and communication and collaboration services. BES12 centralizes device management from a single command and control center, and seamlessly supports multiple mobile platforms, including iOS®, Android™ (including Android™ for Work and Samsung KNOX™ smartphones and tablets), Windows Phone® and BlackBerry®.


BlackBerry’s Priv is Using a Hardened Linux Kernel

Grsecurity® is an extensive security enhancement to the Linux kernel that defends against a wide range of security threats through intelligent access control, memory corruption-based exploit prevention, and a host of other system hardening that generally require no configuration. It has been actively developed and maintained for the past 14 years. Commercial support for grsecurity is available through Open Source Security, Inc.

Source: BlackBerry’s Android Slider Using Hardened Linux Kernel

BlackBerry Priv Specs, Price, Security and all you need to know!

BlackBerry has made a new phone that will run on the Android system, and it’s named the BlackBerry Priv. BlackBerry has had a tough time in the mobile world in recent years, but it seems it is about to make a comeback. Read on for what we know so far about the BlackBerry Priv price, release date, specs, features and more.

Source: BlackBerry Priv price, release date, specs and features – AndroidPIT