A lot of new devices are going to be released next month and BlackBerry is one of the companies that will be trying its luck in the market come September. The company revealed a couple of months back that it will be formally announcing the BlackBerry Passport in September. The date is yet to be announced but already BlackBerry has described quite a few of the Passport’s salient features. A purported full spec sheet of the upcoming smartphone has appeared online, giving us what might be our first look at full specifications of the BlackBerry Passport.
It looks like Modzero has helped BlackBerry discover a vulnerability in the way BlackBerry 10 implements file sharing over Wi-Fi.
Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could potentially result in an attacker gaining the ability to read, write, or modify data on the device. In order to exploit this vulnerability, an attacker must connect to an affected BlackBerry smartphone’s file sharing service.
BlackBerry is buying privately held German firm Secusmart which specialises in voice and data encryption, in a bid to improve its credentials security as part of its strategy to target specific industries and niches.
Secusmart specialises in encryption and anti-eavesdropping services for public sector, enterprise and telecommunications service providers.
For months, BlackBerry has been touting its highly secure BES10 (BlackBerry Enterprise Services) management server as the reason to stick with BlackBerry devices, whose sales have plummeted to a neglible percentage of the market in the last two years. Yet today, BlackBerry announced that it was licensing BES 10 APIs to competitors like EMC VMware's AirWatch subsidiary, Citrix Systems' Zenprise-based XenMobile unit, and IBM's Fiberlink unit.
I was reading Michelle Maisto's well-researched and well written story about how enterprises are slowly moving away from BlackBerry as the standard for secure mobile communications.
While I was doing this, I was waiting for the new BlackBerry Z30 GSM phone to restart—a process that was taking far longer than it should. This device which I'm reviewing for eWEEK should have been BlackBerry's tour de force.