check out http://csrc.nist.gov/groups/STM/cmvp/documents/140-1/1401val2011.htm #1578. Looking at the description, it appears everything there has already been approved and RIM is just using previously approved encryption algorithms as the basis for their Blackberry Cryptographic Kernel. It doesn't appear there's anything new being certified other than the use of all of these inside their kernel. RIM can brag all they want to but this looked like a simple paper exercise to me. They probably got it approved by not having the email client (joking).
Apple is coming out with a totally new engine while also making use of existing cryptographic algorithms. #1514 is Apple's approved module, which also makes use of already approved cryptographic modules so I'm not sure why it took NIST so long to approve Apple's while mainstreaming RIM's.
On Jul 22, 2011, at 7:43 AM, Joel Esler wrote:
> You mean the playbook that ships with no standard blackberry email client? You mean the playbook that they can't sell, and are rumored to be pulling from the market?
> That playbook?
> On Jul 22, 2011, at 9:35 AM, Blackmon Jerry (Contractor) wrote:
>> The playbook? Does this even exist in the wild?
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