BlackBerry provides world’s most secure communications platform, despite Dutch Encryption crack claim

Yesterday, we reported how a Dutch law enforcement agency claims it can access PGP-encrypted BlackBerry data.

Documents seen by Dutch blog Crime News show the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) claiming to have decrypted 275 out of 325 emails encrypted with PGP from a handset in their possession.

The NFI reportedly used software from Israeli firm Cellebrite to crack the encryption.

A spokesperson for BlackBerry today commented:

‎”We are confident that BlackBerry provides the world’s most secure communications platform to government, military and enterprise customers,”

“However, we can’t comment on this claim as we don’t have any details on the specific device or the way that it was configured, managed or otherwise protected, nor do we have any details on the nature of the communications that are claimed to have been decrypted.”

Cellebrite sells forensic devices to law enforcement organizations around the world, but makes no mention of any expertise at cracking BlackBerry handsets.

Meanwhile, the NFI continue not to publicise the technique used to allegedly access the device.

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