BlackBerry users face security threat

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 7:37 am

Windows users know that opening a malicious e-mail attachment can wreak havoc on their PC. It appears BlackBerry users have to use caution too.

Opening a malicious image sent via an e-mail on the popular mobile devices could disable a user’s capability to view attachments, BlackBerry maker Research In Motion said Tuesday.

The problem occurs because of a software flaw in the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, RIM said in a posting on its customer support Web site. An attacker would have to craft a special TIFF, or Tagged Image File Format, to perform the attack, the company said.

RIM has developed a fix for the problem. The software upgrade will be made available as soon as testing is complete, the company said.

Source: News.com


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