BlackBerry Cracked In Hacking Contest

“The closely held BlackBerry is no longer a relative enigma in smartphone security: A team of three researchers yesterday at the Pwn2Own contest at the CanSec West conference in Vancouver hacked the device by exploiting a vulnerability in BlackBerry’s newest browser version.

The team — Vincenzo Iozzo, Willem Pinckaers, and Ralf Philipp Weinmann — exploited a flaw in the open-source WebKit browser code that RIM now uses in new versions of its smartphone platform, and then grabbing the contact list and image database of a RIM BlackBerry Torch 9800. “

Source: BlackBerry Cracked In Hacking Contest – Darkreading

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