BlackBerry Moves to Strengthen Ties with the US Government (Thank God)

BlackBerry has successfully transitioned from being a smartphone vendor to something very different. They still have the leading operating system for automobiles and nuclear power plants (QNX), which is arguably (and has ...

BlackBerry, Cisco, and Microsoft Move Aggressively to Protect Trust and Privacy

This month must be “Get Serious Month” for BlackBerry, Cisco, and Microsoft, because two of these firms’ CEOs came out personally very strongly on privacy and the third—Cisco—released a powerful study that ...
Sectors More Vulnerable Because of IoT

Blackberry Acquires Cylance to Apply AI to IoT Cybersecurity

Blackberry today announced it is spending $1.4 billion to acquire Cylance, a provider of cybersecurity software based on mathematical models, to extend the reach of its security portfolio into the realm of ...
Security Boulevard

BlackBerry Massively Steps Up Security Efforts to Address Threat Storm

BlackBerry continues to execute on their pivot to become a software, services, and device security firm. This doesn’t mean they don’t still have interesting smartphones, their licensed Key2 phone is arguably one ...
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The Shared Security Weekly Blaze – MyHeritage Data Breach, Facebook’s Data Sharing Partnership, Apple iOS 12 and macOS Updates

This is the Shared Security Weekly Blaze for June 11, 2018 sponsored by Security Perspectives – Your Source for Tailored Security Awareness Training and Assessment Solutions, Silent Pocket and CISOBox. This episode ...

The FBI Makes Accidental Argument for Why We Should All Be on Blackberry Phones

This week there was another FBI scandal. This one was on how the FBI massively overinflated the numbers of phones they needed access to in order to “protect the nation.” For some ...
The Smiths - Panic (Official Music Video)

RSA 2018 – Panic

While I wandered through RSA today, a song came to mind. You might recognize it, especially if you wore a lot of black clothes in the 1980s. Its Panic. RSA 2018 is ...
Someone hacked Blackberry to steal computing power for mining cryptocurrency

Someone hacked Blackberry to steal computing power for mining cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency mining service Coinhive is again in the news for misuse by a customer, this time involving handset maker Blackberry. Apparently, someone hacked into the company’s global operations website and used it ...