RIM issues security patch to address potential vulnerability

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[ED NOTE: Sorry guys, a contributor posted this and I didn't realize how old it was until now. This patch was issued at the beginning of June.]

RIM has issued a security patch to address a security vulnerability that could leave many smartphones open to a virus attack. RIM didn’t issue a public statement about the vulnerability, but their site reminds users that “as a mobile device best practice, Research In Motion recommends that BlackBerry smartphone users open attachments from trusted sources only,”

Carl Leonard of U.K.-based Websense Security Lab said hackers may be looking to steal corporate sales information, intellectual property or customer data, all of which has value in the underground economy.

Nobody has come out saying they’ve been affected by this vulnerability, and RIM’s security patch will stop any future attempts at hacking into the device.

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  • lefty

    Got a link to the Site where this patch is posted?

  • lefty

    Got a link to the Site where this patch is posted?

  • oliwer

    The issue is three weeks old!
    Here is the statement from RIM:
    http://www.blackberry.com/btsc/dynamickc.do?externalId=KB18327&sliceID=1&command=show&forward=nonthreadedKC&kcId=KB18327

    This site also contains links to the interim security updates for all affected versions.

    Sorry, but you’re a little bit late ;)

  • oliwer

    The issue is three weeks old!
    Here is the statement from RIM:
    http://www.blackberry.com/btsc/dynamickc.do?externalId=KB18327&sliceID=1&command=show&forward=nonthreadedKC&kcId=KB18327

    This site also contains links to the interim security updates for all affected versions.

    Sorry, but you’re a little bit late ;)

  • D Storm Usr

    yeah, I’d like to know how to get this patch also, and for what OS/devices is this affecting?

  • D Storm Usr

    yeah, I’d like to know how to get this patch also, and for what OS/devices is this affecting?

  • Albert

    I think this is the old PDF distiller patch from late May early June. The link to the article is from June 5th

  • Albert

    I think this is the old PDF distiller patch from late May early June. The link to the article is from June 5th

  • lefty

    Not interested in a PDF patch from early June… Can the author please clarify?

  • lefty

    Not interested in a PDF patch from early June… Can the author please clarify?

  • Mike

    “RIM’s security patch will stop any future attempts at hacking into the device.”

    Seriously? This the best patch ever!

  • Mike

    “RIM’s security patch will stop any future attempts at hacking into the device.”

    Seriously? This the best patch ever!

  • http://twitter.com/BlackBerryCool/statuses/2343874669 BlackBerryCool (BlackBerry Coo

    RIM issues security patch to address potential vulnerability http://bit.ly/1OqAC

  • http://twitter.com/iskandar_ahmat/statuses/2344345122 iskandar_ahmat (Iskandar Ahmat

    RT @BlackBerryCool: RIM issues security patch to address potential vulnerability http://bit.ly/1OqAC