United Arab Emirates Blackberry Update Was Spyware

Odd story from the BBC:

An update for Blackberry users in the United Arab Emirates could allow unauthorised access to private information and e-mails. The update was prompted by a text from UAE telecoms firm Etisalat, suggesting it would improve performance.

Instead, the update resulted in crashes or drastically reduced battery life.

β˜… Tuesday, 21 July 2009

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