A security advisory has been issued by BlackBerry for the BlackBerry Z10 phone. The advisory is actually warning about a vulnerability in the BlackBerry Protect app itself. The warning states that the BlackBerry Protect program is vulnerable because of weak permission controls that could allow a malicious app to "change a users password on the Z10 or prevent the phone's user from remote wiping when the phone is lost."
The BlackBerry Protect vulnerability could allow a hacker to access the phone owner's personal and private data via a malicious app, and possibly expose the phone over wi-fi networks and allow data and file theft.
Although this sounds bad, BlackBerry says that there is "no known exploit using the bug in the outside world." For the exploit to actually happen, the phone's user would need to have installed a malicious app and then a hacker would need to gain access to the phone. And the wi-fi data attack would happen only if the phone owner had enabled wi-fi access to the device. This critical bug is not a flaw in the BlackBerry 10 OS itself.
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