India to solve BlackBerry security problem soon

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New Delhi, Aug 5: Telecom minister said on Thursday, Aug 5 that India and BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) have not yet reached any solution over BlackBerry's security problem.

Militants can misuse its services as security agencies can not detect the messages sent through the service.

Indian government asked RIM to offer a solution to address the country's security requirements.

"We have not reached an agreement so far. Hopefully some solution will come out soon," said RIM official.

If a solution will not be found soon, the the government may block the BlackBerry messenger service but allow emails and voicemails as UAE is going to implement from Friday, Aug 6.

RIM has said that it is impossible for it or any other third party to read encrypted data sent via its enterprise offering and that the company cannot accommodate any request for a copy of a customer's encryption key.

However, RIM official ensured the Indian government that they would be addressing the country's concerns.

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