BB10 Fails the UK Government's High Security Testing

The new BlackBerry ecosystem has failed the UK government's high security testing. James Bond isn't getting a Z10 any time soon.

The tests were carried out by the UK Government's Communications-Electronics Security Group, which ratifies hardware and software for use in official capacities. The previous BB 7.1 OS was passed for used in senior governmental positions, but the latest BB10 software—and the Z10 it runs on—has, according to the Guardian, failed to meet certain unspecified security criteria.

Which is a little odd, as secure, switchable account management specifically designed for business power-users was one of the OS's core aims. BlackBerry has confirmed claims that CESG stamped a big "FAIL" in red in across the BB10′s application, but has not provided any more detail about what went wrong or when we can expect to see a more compliant software update arrive. [Guardian]


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