Last week we discussed that India claimed to have received the encryption keys from Research In Motion. By having the encryption keys, one can then access corporate emails and data on BlackBerry Enterprise Server. However, RIM denied ever giving India access.
India says it has now worked out how to monitor corporate emails sent to and from Blackberry devices without needing encryption keys, which RIM says only customers have. Aside from being disturbing for Big Brother reasons, the news is problematic for RIM because one of its major attractions is the security of its email system.
Do you believe the Indian government really has a way to monitor BES emails without the encryption keys? What do you think the implications could be if the Indian government isn’t bluffing?