BlackBerry to send security patches for iOS and Android BBM apps to protect against Heartbleed bug
Most BlackBerry products do not use the targeted software, but vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug is Secure Work Space corporate email, BBM for iOS and BBM for Android. This past weekend, BlackBerry Senior Vice President Scott Totzke told Reuters that hackers could break into those apps using either a Wi-Fi connection, or via a carrier network. Still, Totzke said that thanks to BlackBerry's security technology, the risk of an attack was small and would have to be carried out during a very small window of opportunity.
So while BlackBerry says that the apps are safe to use now, the Canadian manufacturer is also planning on sending out security patches for both the iOS and Android version of its messaging app. BlackBerry did not say when these updates would be sent out, so if you do have an iOS or Android device with the BBM app installed, keep your eyes peeled for this security update.
1. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3492; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
When it comes to security BB is li'l bit fast and first.
3. jroc74 (Posts: 5363; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Yea....if they have to get out the phone business.....they have a bright future in software and security...
2. SleekGeek (banned) (Posts: 17; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)
It's good to see that even though for the most part even though BlackBerry products are secure, they are reacting quickly to patch up anything that may have the slightest vulnerabilities. I hope all OEM's follow suit.