BlackBerry Users Vulnerable to Hackers

Caution! Black berry users may become subject to a malicious act from hackers.

The security advisory services of blackberry have recently indicated a threat from hackers by pointing out the possibility of a penetration into the BlackBerry servers. Hackers may do it embedding or planting a venomous code on the BES which is also used by other corporate concerns. These methods can really prove harmful for the working of your gadget.

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Hackers my drive the visitors to a web page through which they can embed or drive a venomous code into their mail box or through an instant message. The servers of BlackBerry are primarily functioning for this purpose and a lot depends on how they manage various TIFF images files which are viewed by millions of BlackBerry users. A recent report suggests that many of the malicious pages, links and images that contain the virus can penetrate even without users clicking or viewing them.

Vulnerabilities exist in how the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service and the BlackBerry Messaging Agent process TIFF images for rendering on the BlackBerry smartphone.Successful exploitation of any of these vulnerabilities might allow an attacker to gain access to and execute code on the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.Depending on the privileges available to the configured BlackBerry Enterprise Server service account, the attacker might also be able to extend access to other non-segmented parts of the network

A threat alarm is that hackers might succeed in penetrating any of such codes into the BES systems which though only allow remote access. This can result in information stealing and can also be used to abandon or interrupt the communications that takes place though the server.

No reports of any such attacks on the users of Blackberry have yet hit the market but the threat is a strong one and demands from all BlackBerry customers to update their cell phones before they become a victim to it.

Workarounds from various companies that might not be able to achieve successful updating of their BES has been published by BlackBerry itself.


Waqas

Waqas Amir is a Milan-based cybersecurity journalist with a passion for covering latest happenings in cyber security and tech world. In addition to being the founder of this website, Waqas is also into gaming, reading and investigative journalism.