Dutch forensic team cracks Blackberry encryption

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The Netherlands Forensic Institute is able to decrypt encrypted emails on Blackberry devices, both MisdaadNiuews and Security.nl report based on a document from the NFI.

According to these sites, the report states that the NFI could read the flash memory of a Blackberry 9720. "In this data 325 encrypted email messages were found. Of these, 279 could be deciphered. Email messages were exported from the secured data and then decrypted using a method developed by the NFI", the report states.

MisdaadNieuws also found two other cases in which email messages were retrieved and decrypted from Blackberry devices. One of these cases was handled by the court in Oost-Brabant early this month. A drug smuggling suspect was convicted. The other case was in 2014.

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