Is your BlackBerry as secure as you think?

A small shock wave went through the community of BlackBerry users recently when a consultant showed off a way to use the popular wireless technology to circumvent a network's defences and attack its core computers.

Research In Motion Ltd., which boasts more than 5.5 million BlackBerry subscribers worldwide, has never experienced a major attack on its system.

But the demonstration at a notorious hacker's convention in Las Vegas last month showed how a special program running on a BlackBerry could give an attacker surreptitious access to the user's network. : Is your BlackBerry as secure as you think?

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