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  • KIA Investment Research
    $BBRY, Information disclosure vulnerability affects BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 http://tinyurl.com/l2yjlbh
    3/12/14
    Reply (31)
    • KIA Investment Research: "an attacker could potentially gain and use logged credentials to impersonate a valid user on a local machine or the company's network."
      3/12/14
    • Randal James: Harder than you think. They caught on to me right away! http://bit.ly/1kN6UoD
      3/12/14
    • KIA Investment Research: lol. Always good for a laugh there Randal! Seriously though, simple access to the BES server (any IT schlub) can steal credentials.
      3/12/14
    • KIA Investment Research: Once you have the credentials, you can impersonate, or better yet, sell them.
      3/12/14
    • Randal James: I b'lieve the article said the system admin would have to leave the key in the lock first. They are making progress. Sales # should be the
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    • Randal James: tell as to whether anything is moving yet through FoxC and if retail sales have continued to slump. which is falling faster? Exp or Rev?
      3/12/14
    • LTI0723: You forgot to mention that the vulnerability requires the attacker to have access to the system logs (typically system admin) and
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    • LTI0723: that user credentials are only logged for certain error logging scenarios.
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    • LTI0723: You also forgot to mention that Blackberry has fixed the vulnerability in Blackberry Enterprise Service 10.2.1
      3/12/14
    • LTI0723: Don't worry KIA, I've provided the FACTS for you.
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    • KIA Investment Research: LT, I did mention that all that was required was server access (read comments.) Where did you read it was fixed in 10.2.1?
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    • TrollStomper: Already fixed in a released update... NEXT
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    • Splenosis: And the TrollStomper puts the troll in his place..
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    • LTI0723: KIA, I read it in the article you referenced, in the "Resolution" section.
      3/12/14
    • NBohrQM: Now that's funny!
      3/13/14
    • KIA Investment Research: Guys, guys, it's great that it's been fixed. I expect it. What I don't expect is for BlackBerry to keep tripping up with their security.
      3/13/14
    • Randal James: As long as we all know this is the best phone and most secure ON THE PLANET! Few years ago, the head of encryption died and it took three
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    • Randal James: years to break his code, which was why the smartphones were so late to market. Our MGR has this covered. http://bit.ly/1iGZuTR
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    • NBohrQM: BS.
      3/13/14
    • Randal James: Possibly...
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    • LTI0723: What's interesting is that the bbry vulnreabilities are generally fixed by the time we hear about it. contrast that with Android and Apple
      3/13/14
    • LTI0723: and it's clear who is setting the security standard and who is struggling, and failing, to meet it.
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    • LTI0723: Gotta hand it to you KIA, when it comes to bashing Blackberry, you never give up!
      3/13/14
    • Randal James: There are few companies for whom such criticism is so richly deserved. Chen may indeed be the salvation but that is only if enough corporte
      3/13/14
    • Randal James: accounts agree to part with their money and IT future to prove it. Jury's still out. R Johnson, star of Apple stores, failed at JCP.
      3/13/14
    • TrollStomper: All software has security vulnerabilities. The difference is that BlackBerry fixes them before anyone knows then posts an article.
      3/13/14
    • TrollStomper: Sorry LT, I don't mean to copy your comments but I am heavily moderated by SA so there is a delay :)
      3/14/14
    • LTI0723: Randal, you think choosing BlackBerry is a career ending move? Taking this to the absurd, iMO.
      3/14/14
    • Randal James: Do I think it is a bad idea to dump a few more million (90?) into my stocking before buying a boat? Not at all. Take some friends along.
      3/14/14
    • LTI0723: Any chance you could just answer the question instead of dancing around?
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    • Randal James: BB turnaround is high-risk and Chen is being paid accordingly. If it is career ending at least he gets a very soft landing. Unlike longs.
      3/14/14