[funsec] NSA approves devices for Obama's use including the General Dynamics' Sectera Edge

Juha-Matti Laurio juha-matti.laurio at netti.fi
Thu Jan 22 02:02:10 CST 2009


One risk worth of mentioning too:
McCain campaign sells info-loaded Blackberry to FOX 5 reporter
http://linuxbox.org/pipermail/funsec/2008-December/019147.html

Juha-Matti

"Tomas L. Byrnes" [tomb at byrneit.net] kirjoitti: 
> Given that US Generals are allowed to use Blackberries, and it is even
> mandated that they shall have CAC sleds provided for them, I'm stunned
> that this is even an issue.
> 
> http://www.tradoc.army.mil/tpubs/misc/cacpki/cappsmemo.pdf
> 
> http://na.blackberry.com/eng/ataglance/security/certifications.jsp
> 
> http://www.blackberry.com/developers/docs/4.0.2api/net/rim/device/api/cr
> ypto/package-summary.html
> 
> 
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: funsec-bounces at linuxbox.org [mailto:funsec-bounces at linuxbox.org]
> >On Behalf Of Paul M. Moriarty
> >Sent: Tuesday, January 20, 2009 7:38 AM
> >To: Juha-Matti Laurio
> >Cc: funsec at linuxbox.org
> >Subject: Re: [funsec] NSA approves devices for Obama's use including
> the
> >General Dynamics' Sectera Edge
> >
> >"Physically, it's a chunkier second cousin to the Palm (NSDQ: PALM)
> >Treo 750..."
> >
> >Oooh boy, a brick!  Sign me up!
> >
> >I'm betting Obama issues an executive order allowing him to keep his
> >blackberry.
> >
> >- Paul -
> >
> >On Jan 20, 2009, at 3:01 AM, Juha-Matti Laurio wrote:
> >
> >> "By James Falconer on Tuesday, January 13th, 2009
> >>
> >> We're all aware how President-Elect Obama does not want to give up
> >> his BlackBerry after he takes office. US Officials are still working
> >> on Obama, trying to 'pry' the BlackBerry from his hands due to
> >> growing security concerns.
> >> Luckily for Obama however, a few devices have surfaced that have
> >> been approved for web browsing, viewing of classified documents and
> >> email.
> >> One of such devices is the General Dynamics' Sectera Edge:"
> >> --clip--
> >>
> >> More at
> >> http://www.intomobile.com/2009/01/13/nsa-approves-devices-for-obamas-
> >use-including-the-general-dynamics-sectera-edge.html
> >>
> >> Juha-Matti
> >>



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