BlackBerry PlayBook Security Vulnerability Found


Two researchers recently found a way for hackers to listen on the connection between the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet and a BlackBerry smartphone.

"That connection, which is done via Bluetooth in the company's Bridge application, is designed to allow users to access their corporate email, calendar and other data on the tablet," writes Threatpost's Dennis Fisher.

"Researchers Zach Lanier and Ben Nell of Intrepidus Group were able to locate and grab the authentication token sent between the two devices during Bridge connections and, as an unprivileged user, connect to the PlayBook and access the user's email and other sensitive information," Fisher writes.

Go to "Researchers Find Way to Sniff Corporate Email Via BlackBerry PlayBook" to read the details.

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