RIM plays down BlackBerry hack threat

Monday, 14 August 2006, 6:55 PM EST

A new threat that could make BlackBerry devices vulnerable to attack requires "several reaching assumptions", according to Research In Motion.

The BBProxy attack, demonstrated by security specialist Jesse D'Aguanno, opens a back channel bypassing the organisation's gateway security mechanisms between the hacker and the inside of the victim's network.

At vnunet.

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