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Blackberry Protect App Flaw Fixed

A flaw in a Blackberry app that assists users to find their lost phone has been fixed by developers.

The bug exploited an escalation of privacy vulnerability affecting the Blackberry Protect app installed on the most advanced Blackberry smart phone handset, the Z10. The app assists users in finding their handset if lost, and reduces the risk of data being accessed and stolen.

The flaw meant that in the wrong hands a Z10 handset could be installed with malicious apps that worked alongside the Blackberry Protect app to reset the device password. This would give a hacker access to personal and professional data, contacts or credentials to other apps and services.

Blackberry users have been advised to update to version 10.0.10.648 of the Blackberry 10 operating system in order to alleviate the recent flaw.

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