Germany comes up with BlackBerry security problem

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Germany, Aug 10: After India, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Indonesia, now Germany is in the new list of countries, which is not comfort with BlackBerry"s security system.

Due to dramatic rise in the cyber attacks, the ministers and senior civil servants have been told by the German government not to use iPhone and BlackBerry mobile devices, on Monday, Aug 9.

An interior ministry spokesman told reporters they had been told to use instead Simko devices offered by Deutsche Telecom because of "urgent" advice from the federal IT security agency, the BSI.

BlackBerry smartphones, made by Canadian firm Research in Motion (RIM), offer a high level of protection for data and emails, but Berlin is reportedly uneasy that all data pass though two RIM centres in Britain and Canada

Thomas De Maiziere, the interior minister,said that Germany was experiencing a "dramatic rise in attacks against our networks and in particular against government networks" at the hands of foreign intelligence agencies and organised crime.

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