The rumors of hacker attacks on iOS and Android users have come as a shock to millions of smartphone users. In order to provide aid to people, BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) has decided to offer its ‘BBM Protected’ service to all the Android and iOS users. It will protect them from any hacking attempt and the third party interruption while chatting with their friends. With the help of this service, users will be able to exchange instant messages safely.
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While answering to a question concerning how this service will protect users from any hacking threat, BlackBerry representative stated that ‘BBM Protected’ would provide an extra layer of security to all the users. The encryption keys used in this service will be generated not by the service providers, but by the communicating devices themselves.
‘BBM Protected’ comes with an enterprise level security, yet offers second to none chatting experience to all those who prefer to keep in touch with their friends through IMs. The service was earlier available only for BlackBerry users, but now the company has decided to make it available for others as well. With the help of this service, BlackBerry users will be able to chat safely with their friends who don’t have BlackBerry handsets.
If one user has ‘BBM Protected’ installed in his device, then he can chat with anyone else, even if the other person doesn’t have this service. In other words, if one is a subscriber of ‘BBM Protected,’ then the other person will have to install the free version of this service for iOS, BlackBerry or Android.
Even though ‘BBM Protected’ eventually requires a subscription, BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) is offering it with 30-day-free trial period. If someone is concerned about the safety of his chats and doesn’t want any third party to steal any information from his device while chatting, then ‘BBM Protected’ can be a one stop solution for him.