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BlackBerry PlayBook First Tablet To Gain NIST Approval 132

An anonymous reader writes "Despite its current struggles to win over consumers, RIM has always been strong in the enterprise. The company remained steadfast in its support for corporate environments with the launch of the PlayBook, calling it the only business-grade tablet. The NIST is now ready to back that claim, giving the BlackBerry PlayBook its stamp of approval — meaning it's now the lone tablet that is certified for use in U.S. government agencies."
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BlackBerry PlayBook First Tablet To Gain NIST Approval

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  • Re:Doesn't Matter (Score:3, Insightful)

    by causality ( 777677 ) on Friday July 22, 2011 @11:04PM (#36854356)

    What does it matter if RIM is holding Encrypted emails that they don't have the key to decrypt? They don't overlook it, because there's nothing to overlook. The government doesn't have the keys to decrypt those messages either. Hence RIMs problems in middle east countries.

    That whole affair with service in India proved that if they really want to, they can indeed decrypt the e-mails.

  • by Shivetya ( 243324 ) on Friday July 22, 2011 @11:08PM (#36854366) Homepage Journal

    which according to our tech people will not be fixed by Apple until sometime in 2012.

    Apparently iOs devices will retry a failing password over and over locking out the account. Happened to me and they told me, next time I change my password on the network delete the network entry from my iPad and recreate it afterward. They determined my iPad spammed the network with my old password the moment I turned it on.

  • by mysidia ( 191772 ) * on Saturday July 23, 2011 @01:12AM (#36854786)

    Apparently iOs devices will retry a failing password over and over locking out the account.

    This is a minor nit with the iPad itself, but a MAJOR FLAW in the network device/server the iPad is logging into.

    Before you should talk with Apple about this, you need to talk with whatever vendor is providing that server with the account lockout policy that allows one misconfig'ed device to DoS an account.

    That is... a sane network login server application would tarpit the network device attempting to login, not lock the account itself.

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