Tech Today w/ Ken May

Blackberry 10 Sends Full Email Account Credentials To RIM

Posted by kenmay on July - 18 - 2013

vikingpower writes “How a phone manufacturer making a somewhat successful come-back can shoot itself in the foot: Marc “van Hauser” Heuse, who works for German technology magazine Heise, has discovered that immediately after setting up an email account on Blackberry 10 OS, full credentials for that account are sent to Research In Motion, the Canadian Blackberry manufacturer. Shortly after performing the set-up, the first successful connections from a server located within the RIM domain appear in the mail server’s logs. (Most of the story in English, some comments in German.) At least according to German law, this is completely illegal, as the phone’s user does not get a single indication or notice of what is being done.” (Here’s Heise’s article, in German.) Read more of this story at Slashdot.

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Blackberry 10 Sends Full Email Account Credentials To RIM

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