Friday, February 12, 2010

Beware: Your Blackberry Is Easily Hacked

A cautionary tale from Security Dark Reading's website recently. Your Smartphone isn't as smart as you think. The phone could be as easy to listen in on as a two-way radio.

A researcher at the ShmooCon hacker conference yesterday demonstrated how BlackBerry applications can be used to expose sensitive information without the use of exploits.

Tyler Shields, senior researcher for Veracode's Research Lab, also released proof-of-concept source code for a spyware app he created and demonstrated at the hacker confab in Washington, D.C., that forces the victim's BlackBerry to hand over its contacts and messages. The app also can grab text messages, listen in on the victim, as well as track his physical location via the phone's GPS.

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