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How Dutch Police Decrypted BlackBerry PGP Messages For Criminal Investigation

March 10, 2017

By: Sikur

By Swati Khandelwal

blackBerry-pgp-encrypted-emailThe Dutch police have managed to decrypt a number of PGP-encrypted messages sent by criminals using their custom security-focused PGP BlackBerry phones and identified several criminals in an ongoing investigation.

PGP, or Pretty Good Privacy, an open source end-to-end encryption standard that can be used to cryptographically sign emails, files, documents, or entire disk partitions in order to protect them from being spied on.

You’ll be surprised to know how the police actually decrypted those PGP messages.

MORE: http://thehackernews.com/2017/03/decrypt-pgp-encryption.html?m=1

 

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