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RIM urges BlackBerry users to turn off JavaScript

Research in Motion is recommending that IT departments and users disable JavaScript on their BlackBerry devices, citing a vulnerability unearthed at this year’s Pwn2Own hacker challenge.

According to RIM, the vulnerability could allow a hacker to access a device’s user data through the BlackBerry Browser if the user visits a “maliciously designed” Web site. The vulnerability only affects devices that have BlackBerry OS 6 installed, since it can only be exploited in devices that utilize the WebKit browser engine… Any BlackBerry devices that contain older versions of the BlackBerry operating system will not be impacted.

via NetworkWorld.

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