Turn off JavaScript on your Blackberry, RIM issues PSA following Pwn2Own exploit

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Not only your Desktops Web browsers are getting hacked at this year’s Pwn2Own challenge, mobile browsers has also been targeted by the hackers for vulnerabilities and a fairly one big now been found in RIM’s browser for Blackberry OS 6. There is a JavaScript based bug that could let a ‘maliciously designed’ website gain access to data on both the phones internal storage and the memory card, but not in the data stored in the portion for the applications (such as e-mail or contacts). RIM says that it hasn’t seen any evidence of anyone exploiting the vulnerability, but its urging to disable JavaScript on affected devices, and it’s busy providing IT departments everywhere on how to do that so. If that proves to be complicated, it’s suggesting that you to simply disable the Blackberry browser until it is getting patched.

Amarnath Natarajan

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