My 2002 "low tech, no frills, 5-speed manual shift" Dodge Dakota is looking better and better these days. Heh.
The article only mentions the username going in clear.
Might want to double check that...
FTA: "Users’ AppleID passwords also are sent in clear text to the Apple servers."
Yeah, my bad. An old throw back reference to the good old days.
It needs a specific key. A BES connection is secured by a key-pair that is generated when the BlackBerry is added to the BES. This allows for the 3DES encryption to occur for all communications over the BES connection.
The situation you're talking about applies to BIS where any handset can decrypt the encrypted messages.
This mis-understanding of the differences between BIS and BES lead to a lot of FUD unfortunately.
And you know Apple is keeping an eye on this... cuz India will be coming after them too for access to their iMessage comms, if they have not already done so.
Please, the BES keys have not been handed over... because they can't be...
BIS != BES.
True. Clearly EST is the ONLY time zone that matters...
I remember last year they started pouring in a couple of hours before midnight EST.
This year they seemed to lag quite a bit.
Meh. It is what it is.
I thought this crap ended at noon?