BlackBerry has issued an advisory about the vulnerability in the BlackBerry Protect software, which affects the Z10 Smartphone.users of the BlackBerry® Q10 and Z10 Smartphones, running BlackBerry® 10 OS version 10.0.10.648 and later are not affected. BlackBerry Z10 users running earlier versions of the BlackBerry 10 OS are advised to update to the latest version of the OS, because this will fully protect them against this vulnerability.
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“BlackBerry Protect” helps you find your BlackBerry device and protect your device's data if your device is ever lost or stolen. For more information about “BlackBerry Protect” software, please click here.
In order to exploit the vulnerability, the Blackberry user must have the software "BlackBerry® Protect” turned on, and download a specifically crafted malicious application. Also, the attacker must have physical access to the smartphone.
The vulnerability could allow a malicious application to:
BlackBerry Z10 owners and IT administrators who deploy BlackBerry Z10 smartphones in an enterprise should update their devices as soon as possible.
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