Embedded Systems Conference
Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
Page 1 / 2   >   >>
anon6223816
User Rank
Author
re: RIM's PlayBook hacked, patched, hacked again
anon6223816   12/10/2011 4:30:07 PM
NO RATINGS
This is an important point, often overlooked: if you have physical access to a system, there are a lot more attacks that you can try than if you're trying to do it remotely. I'd really love for the writer to have followed up that aspect of the story. Does the security flaw they exploited even imply that it could be forcibly done to your device? now THAT would be newsworthy and relevant to RIM security in a way that this exploit really isn't.

DVanditmars
User Rank
Author
re: RIM's PlayBook hacked, patched, hacked again
DVanditmars   12/9/2011 4:36:49 PM
NO RATINGS
Being 'hacked' by the end user is a lot different than being hacked by someone via the connected network.

wave.forest
User Rank
Author
re: RIM's PlayBook hacked, patched, hacked again
wave.forest   12/8/2011 11:51:12 AM
NO RATINGS
"RIM had previously stated that all of its mobile devices were rigorously tested by third-party security researchers every day" It'll be interesting to know who the third-party are. It appears the third-party did a lousy job.

SylvieBarak
User Rank
Author
re: RIM's PlayBook hacked, patched, hacked again
SylvieBarak   12/8/2011 3:47:38 AM
NO RATINGS
I have a Playbook and have never ever found a reason to use it. Maybe now that there's a hack, I can finally find something useful and fun to do with it!

Chris.Ciufo
User Rank
Author
re: RIM's PlayBook hacked, patched, hacked again
Chris.Ciufo   12/8/2011 12:48:43 AM
NO RATINGS
In fairness to RIM, recent FORTUNE article clearly chronicles their arduous decisions to stick with their enterprise knitting at the expense of the hip smartphone market. Yet, if RIM loses the faith of the IT dudes (as Frank Eory points out, above), they are yesterday's toast. Even though my corporate-issued Curve works pretty darn well. (I know: this hack is about a tablet, not a phone, yet guilt by association...or credibility lost...)

PoseTech
User Rank
Author
re: RIM's PlayBook hacked, patched, hacked again
PoseTech   12/7/2011 11:52:00 PM
NO RATINGS
RIM is certainly going downhill. They couldn't even secure the name of their next generation operating system, being force to change it from BBX to BlackBerry 10. This is a real bad oversight from the management team. RIM needs a huge overhaul of their management team if they want to stay in the game with Apple and Google.

SylvieBarak
User Rank
Author
re: RIM's PlayBook hacked, patched, hacked again
SylvieBarak   12/7/2011 10:33:25 PM
NO RATINGS
I have a BlackBerry device that's personal... but I am honestly thinking of switching next refresh cycle!

old account Frank Eory
User Rank
Author
re: RIM's PlayBook hacked, patched, hacked again
old account Frank Eory   12/7/2011 10:26:53 PM
NO RATINGS
For the business user, RIM's security is one of its big selling points. I doubt that many of those customers will think that the ability to exploit a security hole in the crypto is a bug fix! Ask any corporate IT manager how he/she feels about users getting root access to company-owned IT assets and let us know what kind of replies you get.

markhahn0
User Rank
Author
re: RIM's PlayBook hacked, patched, hacked again
markhahn0   12/7/2011 9:52:04 PM
NO RATINGS
Sorry, why is it embarassing, or even a concern for RIM how Playbook owners use their devices? A jailbreak tool is a bugfix: correcting the manufacturer's failure to provide the owner with full access.

LJM
User Rank
Author
re: RIM's PlayBook hacked, patched, hacked again
LJM   12/7/2011 9:09:25 PM
NO RATINGS
Honestly, RIM is hanging on by a thread. Once they lose their security trust/cache in the corporate space, no one is going to lay their device next to an Apple device and say, "Yup, RIM wins this battle." Do you know anyone who chooses RIM for a personal device?

Page 1 / 2   >   >>


Radio
NEXT UPCOMING BROADCAST

As we unveil EE Times’ 2015 Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. Panelists Dan Armbrust (investment firm Silicon Catalyst), Andrew Kau (venture capital firm Walden International), and Stan Boland (successful serial entrepreneur, former CEO of Neul, Icera) join in the live debate.
Flash Poll
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
Special Video Section
The LTC®4015 is a complete synchronous buck controller/ ...
10:35
The LT®3042 is a high performance low dropout linear ...
Chwan-Jye Foo (C.J Foo), product marketing manager for ...
The LT®3752/LT3752-1 are current mode PWM controllers ...
LED lighting is an important feature in today’s and future ...
Active balancing of series connected battery stacks exists ...
After a four-year absence, Infineon returns to Mobile World ...
A laptop’s 65-watt adapter can be made 6 times smaller and ...
An industry network should have device and data security at ...
The LTC2975 is a four-channel PMBus Power System Manager ...
In this video, a new high speed CMOS output comparator ...
The LT8640 is a 42V, 5A synchronous step-down regulator ...
The LTC2000 high-speed DAC has low noise and excellent ...
How do you protect the load and ensure output continues to ...
General-purpose DACs have applications in instrumentation, ...
Linear Technology demonstrates its latest measurement ...
10:29
Demos from Maxim Integrated at Electronica 2014 show ...
Bosch CEO Stefan Finkbeiner shows off latest combo and ...
STMicroelectronics demoed this simple gesture control ...
Keysight shows you what signals lurk in real-time at 510MHz ...