good rules of thumb for variable naming, from ex-coworker Jacob Gabrielson
Canadian Police Obtained BlackBerry’s Global Decryption Key in 2010
According to technical reports by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police that were filed in court, law enforcement intercepted and decrypted roughly one million PIN-to-PIN BlackBerry messages in connection with the probe. The report doesn’t disclose exactly where the key — effectively a piece of code that could break the encryption on virtually any BlackBerry message sent from one device to another — came from. But, as one police officer put it, it was a key that could unlock millions of doors. Government lawyers spent almost two years fighting in a Montreal courtroom to keep this information out of the public record.
(tags: canada crime encryption security blackberry crypto rcmp police rogers montreal rim)