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Old 08-27-2009, 07:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by SteveO86 View Post
Most applications that attempt to access those RIM API's will most likely throw a message up and ask do you want to allow the connection, so the user (while unsuspecting) still has to say "yes".

I think it would be hard to find those apps, unless they really start showing up... When those types of applications do start appearing, you will see countless Blog posts from every major BlackBerry website posting warnings about the threat. (The BlackBerry community is great at keeping everyone in the "loop")
There is a blog management application announced in this very forum that requests Input Simulation (Event Injection) permission to turn the camera off after taking a picture, and Security Timeout for some undisclosed purpose. With these two permissions any application can pwne your Blackberry. Yet when I voiced my concerns I was roundly ignored. So your hope that the blogosphere will protect us is, sadly, misplaced.
My other Blackberry is a PlayBook.

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