BlackBerry 10 send e-mail password secretly for their own database” – update

Jul

19

2013

BlackBerry would credentials for pop / imap e-mail to your own server, before using. Connect to the mail server It would not only credentials are intercepted, but it would also be sent. Unsecured

That reports the German blog Knowledge Brings Fear, at a test an IP address in the logs BlackBerry encountered in setting up an email account via IMAP. The site states that a BlackBerry server with IP address 68.171.232.33 in Canada are where the credentials are sent. Only then by BlackBerry itself connects to the server. The discovery was confirmed by another German Heise.de.

According to the blog BlackBerry sends the credentials to the server unencrypted, unless it is set to be there. Forced ssl or tls encryption used on the server Therefore the data can be intercepted by any malicious intent.

BlackBerry wanted against Heise.de give no substantive comments on the interception of credentials. This keeps speculating about the exact reason: possible BlackBerry stores the data so that secret services can avail. In several countries had already credentials of other BlackBerry users hand , including in Saudi Arabia.

Update 22:02 pm: Heise.de has posted an update explaining how to send credentials to the servers of BlackBerry occur. When in setting up the email account for the ‘advanced’ option is chosen prove to be. No data sent When the user chooses this option manual so this happens.

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