Saturday, April 25, 2009

President Obama's Secure Blackberry Undergoing Final Testing

According to the Washington Times, President Obama's super secure Blackberry device is only "a few months away" from being in the President's hands. As you may recall, Obama was a known Blackberry addict during his campaign and decided to be the first truly electronically connected president in history by keeping his device. Of course there were all types of security concerns regarding this so the NSA and RIM set about to make a special one.

Here is a snippet from the article:

"The top-secret BlackBerry 8830 is in the final stages of development by the National Security Agency, which will soon begin checking to make sure its encryption software meets federal standards. The device could be ready for use in the next few months.

Once in hand, the president will be able to send text and e-mail and make phone calls to others with the secure software loaded on their devices. Others expected to get secure BlackBerrys include top aides as well as first lady Michelle Obama."

For the full text of the article, click here.

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