Blackberry a Juicy Hacker Target

By | August 6, 2006

A computer security researcher says he´s found an unexpected new path into company networks: the Blackberry. Jesse D´Aguanno, a consultant with Praetorian Global, has developed a hacking program that exploits the trust relationship between a Blackberry and a company‚Äôs internal server to hijack a connection to the network.

Because the data tunnel between the Blackberry and the server is encrypted, intrusion detection systems at the perimeter of the network won´t detect the attack.

The technique is successful, D´Aguanno says, because most companies aren´t equipped to detect someone trying to deliver an exploit from inside the network. It also works because few companies view the Blackberry as a plausible attack vector.Read Full Story

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