By Bill Brenner
April 19, 2010
Tyler Shields, senior member of the Veracode Research Lab, spends a lot
of time picking apart those BlackBerry devices that are ubiquitous
across the enterprise. What he's found may disappoint those who thought
they were secure.
At this week's SOURCE Boston conference, Shields will present his
findings in a talk called "BlackBerry Mobile Spyware -- The Monkey
Steals the Berries.
He'll explain how the bad guys can plant spyware on the device and make
off with your sensitive data, and offer some advice on how users can
He'll talk about an application called FlexiSpy, which allows users to
get copies of SMS, call logs, e-mails, locations and listen to
conversations within minutes of purchase. He quotes the FlexiSpy website
as saying, "Catch cheating wives or cheating husbands, stop employee
espionage, protect children, make automatic backups, bug meetings rooms,
etc." Then there's Mobile Spy, which will "allow you to see exactly what
they do while you are away," according to the website. "Are your kids
texting while driving or using the phone in all hours of the night? Are
your employees sending company secrets? Do they erase their phone logs?"
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