BlackBerry OS 10.2.1 brings enhanced security

A few days ago BlackBerry rolled out OS 10.2.1 for all BlackBerry 10 devices. Without a doubt, the most important features of this upgrade were the security enhancements.

While there was no global rollout of the OS, many carriers have officially released BlackBerry OS 10.2.1, and many more will be making it available this month.

Picture Password

The BlackBerry 10.2.1 update, now allows users to unlock their phone by matching a selected picture to a numerical grid. Having chosen a picture, the user will be prompted to mark a certain spot with a single digit number of their choice. When it comes to unlock the phone, the picture will appear, overlaid with a 0-9 numerical grid. The phone will be unlocked by dragging the correct number from the grid to the correct point on the photograph.

BlackBerry Enterprise corporate users

Blackberry Enterprise corporate users also benefit from security upgrades. BES10, which is a management system for multiple devices, now allows Android and iOS devices to work in BYOD mode under its protection, with support for iOS7 and Android 4.3.

Employees with corporate handsets can now run Blackberry Balance which allows for corporate security and personal space – both of which are ultimately administrator-controlled.[signoff predefined=”Enjoy this?” icon=”icon-users”][/signoff]