Three researchers recently hacked Research in Motion's BlackBerry Torch smartphone at the Pwn2Own contest.

"The team -- Vincenzo Iozzo, Willem Pinckaers and Ralf Philipp Weinmann -- exploited a flaw in the open-source WebKit browser code that RIM now uses in new versions of its smartphone platform, and then grabbing the contact list and image database of a RIM BlackBerry Torch 9800," writes Darkreading's Kelly Jackson Higgins.


"Aaron Portnoy, manager of security research for TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative (ZDI), the sponsor of the contest, says this is the first public BlackBerry platform hack he's witnessed," Higgins writes.

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