BlackBerrys at Risk from Newly Discovered Hack Attacks

A security Relevant Products/Services from Microsoft flaw in the ubiquitous BlackBerry devices might make some users think twice before opening attachments. The newly revealed vulnerability could allow an attacker to gain access to the device when users open a specially crafted image file.

The security hole was disclosed last weekend in Berlin at the 22nd Chaos Communication Congress by Phenoelit security researcher Felix Lindner. According to Lindner's research, the vulnerability is a result of a problem in the BlackBerry Enterprise Server that could allow a hacker to send a specially crafted TIFF (Tagged Image File Format) file to execute an attack.


News source: NewsFactor

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