BlackBerry, which has rebranded as a security company as its mobile handset business fades, purchased Cylance, the machine-learning based anti-malware company, for $1.4 billion dollars last week. The move is in line with BlackBerry's public strategy to secure endpoint devices such as cars, medical devices, and critical infrastructure, but it raises eyebrows in the security community, given the company's history with encryption backdoors.

The company plans to integrate Cylance's anti-malware solution into the BlackBerry Spark platform, "which is at the center of our strategy to ensure data flowing between endpoints (in a car, business, or smart city) is secured, private, and trusted," BlackBerry wrote in a statement.

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