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Is your BlackBerry a hacker hole?

Date: August 11, 2006

BlackBerry is in the news again. This time, the buzz surrounds a soon-to-be-released hacking program aimed at the tool. But don't worry. Like the threatened shutdown of Blackberries this past winter, this new threat may do little more than highlight the ubiquity of the devices.

The program, BBProxy, created by Jesse D'Aguanno, a director at security research firm Praetorian Global, demonstrates how an attacker could use the BlackBerry to attack a company's internal network. BBProxy, which D'Aguanno presented recently at Defcon, a computer hacker conference in Las Vegas, is scheduled to be posted on the Praetorian Global Web site this week. The intent is educational rather than malicious, he explains.
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