Beleagured BlackBerry to be banned by Bundestag

Germany's Federal Interior minister has called for Blackberry devices to banned for official use by government workers.

According to a report on Handelsblatt (in Googlish) attacks on the German IT infrastructure have become so common that all communications should be ring-fenced on the Government's own servers rather than those of the Canadian mobile maker RIM.

"The BlackBerry Infrastructure is a closed proprietary system. Standard access to our networks needs to be determined by the government itself and not a private company," said Thomas de Maizière.

Apple's iPhone has also come under fire because it is not secure enough for secret stuff.

With much of the Middle East thinking of banning the businessman's favourite smartphone because its servers are too secure, it seems a wee bit ironic that Germany is doing the same because they are not secure enough.