BlackBerry Ltd (BBRY) BBM Unaffected by iMessage Spam Problem

BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB) Messenger is not vulnerable to the spammers unlike iMessage, which has become a favorite victim of the spammers and hackers these days. If a company deploys BlackBerry Enterprise service 10 in the organization, spam is not the problem because IT managers can then turn off their iMessage. However, a better solution according to Thea Neuman of BlackBerry Rocks will be to use BBM instead of iMessage.

BBM offers more control

According to Tom Landesman, an employee of the anti-spam company Cloudmark, there were no iMessage spam a year ago, but now the feature accounts for more than 30% of all spam messages. Much of the spam can be attributed to a campaign led by one junk mailer and security flaws of the iMessage platform.

The messenger feature of BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB) offers self policing feature giving users the freedom to filter the contacts. Although anyone can send request to a BBM contact, it is only up to the user to accept or decline. Spammers are blocked from sending BBM users any messages. Also, the message service adds an extra layer of protection by encrypting the message. The double encryption layer makes sure that the messages are not open to espionage. If a user adds a spammer to the contact list by mistake, BBM provides an option to block it.

Exclusive pin makes BBM more secure

BlackBerry Messenger has a full-bodied architecture that protects 85 million users from the hackers.  iMessage, on the other hand, runs on a phone number or Apple ID, which means that anyone having a phone number or Apple ID of the user can screw iMessage. While BBM’s invited and accept feature allows a greater control to the user. Only the selected contacts group can send the message to the BBM user therefore avoiding spam messages from getting delivered, notes Neuman.

Every BBM user gets their own exclusive pin to access the multi-platform messaging system that allows the user to sent messages using BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB) and other platforms such as Android, iOS and Windows Phone contrary to the iMessage that works only on Apple products.

BBM supports iOS v6 and above. User can visit the BBM website to download the app. Thereafter BBM ID can be created on the. After creating an ID the user is free to use BBM and its services. Contact request could be received through BBM Pin.