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Source: Washington Post - Posted by Pax Dickinson   
Vendors/Products New research released over the weekend indicated that BlackBerrys -- the ubiquitous handheld devices favored by on-the-go types -- are vulnerable to a security hole that could let attackers break in to the gadgets by convincing users to open a specially crafted image file attached to an e-mail.

The information was released at the 22nd Chaos Communication Congress hacker convention in Berlin by this guy -- "FX" of the security research group Phenoelit.

Research in Motion Ltd., the Canadian company that makes the devices, said it is a previously reported issue "that has been escalated internally to our development team. No resolution time frame is currently available." RIM's advisory downplays the threat, saying that "a corrupt Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) file sent to a user may stop a user’s ability to view attachments. There is no impact on any other services (for example, sending and receiving messages, making phone calls, browsing the Internet, and running handheld applications to access a corporate network)."

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