BlackBerry sells its devices to enterprise on their security and according to a recent report the Canadian Police apparently have a master encryption to BlackBerry Messenger.
The news comes in a report from Vice News and redacted court documents from a 2011 murder which involved a Montreal crime syndicate.
According to the report the Royal Canadian Mounted Police have been using a master encryption key between 2010 and 2012 to intercept more than use million messages that were sent on BlackBerry Messenger.
The Canadian police and BlackBerry have not revealed how the encryption key was obtained and it is not clear if it is still being used.
This could be bad news for BlackBerry as the company’s devices are designed to be secure and the fact that law enforcement has a master encryption key which could be used to decipher encrypted messages means that their devices are not a secure as people thought.