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Advanced BlackBerry 6 Development by Chris King

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Chapter 5. Cryptography

Next to their e-mail capabilities, BlackBerry devices are probably most famous for their security. Corporations love them because data sent over a BlackBerry Enterprise Server is automatically encrypted, because they can remotely wipe stolen devices, and because of their integration with corporate security policies. With this strong legacy, many BlackBerry users naturally pay attention to the strength of security offered by applications.

Cryptography is a broad topic that can and does fill many books. This chapter focuses on some of the tools available to an application developer like you when writing for the BlackBerry platform. We will look at some of the most common goals when writing secure apps, and the various APIs ...

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