President Barack Obama was granted the use of a new BlackBerry that would allow him to remain in contact with select family and personnel, but will also test the will of hackers world-wide.
As a small victory, President Obama is clinging to his new BlackBerry. Presidents in the past, have not been granted this privilege, even not using e-mail for it could be subpoenaed.
However, the true test is the security that has been encrypted into this phone to ensure its super-secure abilities.
Telecom analyst Roger Entner told the International Herald Tribune, “The moment it becomes known that Barack Obama uses his BlackBerry, you know that a significant share of Russia’s signal intelligence and China’s signal intelligence and cyber intelligence budgets will be targeted to break it.”
This will not be limited to nations, friend or foe, but will be sought after by hackers world-wide to get some piece of information from the President.