Thursday, July 23, 2009

UAE Blackberry users being spied upon

Stuff like this makes me nervous. Hopefully nobody in the USA is trying to do this to us (although with Google owning everything - there is an easy place to tap into).

Blackberry users in the UAE were instructed by their cell-phone provider to install a "Performance Enhancement" patch - which turned out to be spyware that intercepted all outgoing emails and sent them to a central location. RIM says they know nothing and offered a spyware removal patch on their web site.

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