British intelligence agency called in to break BlackBerry encryption

Brian Morrison bdm at
Tue Aug 30 20:22:00 BST 2011

On Tue, 30 Aug 2011 21:07:04 +0200
Florian Weimer <fw at> wrote:

> Have we got transcripts of message exchanges which led to riots?  I
> seriously doubt that the cryptography is the problem here, it's more
> how the communication groups are set up, which makes interception
> without keyword scanning or lots of data mining rather fruitless.

I seriously wonder whether access to decrypted messages would help. If
the language used is anything like my children's conversations with
their friends using various online communications media then the forces
of Laura Norder are going to be looking at the words and scratching
their heads for some time.


Brian Morrison

bdm at fenrir dot org dot uk

   "Arguing with an engineer is like wrestling with a pig in the mud;
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