Security Hole Claimed for BlackBerrys

New research released over the weekend indicated that BlackBerrys the ubiquitous handheld devices favored by on the go types are vulnerable to a security hole that could let attackers break in to the gadgets by convincing users to open a specially crafted image file attached to an e mail.

The information was released at the 22nd Chaos Communication Congress hacker convention in Berlin by this guy "FX" of the security research group Phenoelit.

Research in Motion Ltd., the Canadian company that makes the devices, said it is a previously reported issue "that has been escalated internally to our development team. No resolution time frame is currently available." Security Fix - Brian Krebs on Computer and Internet Security - (

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 3rd January 2006 6:25AM