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Is Your Blackberry a Hacker's Back Door?

Blackberries, derided as "crackberries" for their addictive qualities, may also be a crack in your company's IT armor. A program to be released this week highlights the potential risks.

Helen Shaw, | US
August 8, 2006

Beyond External Hackers

Blackberry and other PDA/Smartphones are a security risk from the inside as well. In fact, you are more likely to have business data and Intelectual Property compromised by an employee than from an unknown hacker outside your company. Every home computer is a major business risk. You are only a sync cable away from losing valuable information. If an employee syncs up his Blackberry at home and then sells the data to your competition, will you even know?

Posted by Deborah Johnson | August 10, 2006 05:02 pm

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