Mon, Apr 24 2006 0:28
So can we send encrypted email directly from a cell phone?
Steve asks if a SEC firm could use Windows Mobile 5 devices and be in compliance...first off Steve.. with what? Email rule retention? Yes because all a cell phone does is sync up with the mail on the server. Security and privacy? Even more so because of the remote wipe capability... was staying with friends and they were watching Replay TV and had an edition of CSI Miami... and at one point in the TV show, one of the victims was in a panic because her blackberry had been stolen and was allowing the bad guys to know the addresses of her friends. AH HA ...said I.. if that device had been a Windows Mobile 5 unit, I could have went up to the Horatio character and asked him.. Horatio, dear... just say the word and I can remotely wipe that device, thus ensuring that the device doesn't betray any confidential information...but of course... that would have sort of screwed up the plot line for the show....
But Steve.... on my Windows mobile device, text comes down and email attachments have to be marked for download. Like anything, security is what you make it. Documents that shouldn't be sent via email in the first place.. shouldn't be sent via email period. I do need to check and follow up on a question posed to the mailbox if you could put an email signed cert on the cell phone to provide for ssl/encrypted email when needed.
I'll check and have to get back to you, Horatio, on that one...
(edited spelling..can't type worth beans after 11 it seems....)
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