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BlackBerry addresses Heartbleed bug

BlackBerry addresses Heartbleed bug 

Though initial reports about the vulnerability focused primarily on how it affected websites, security experts are now cautioning that mobile devices may also be at risk, as a number of mobile applications use OpenSSL code.

Scott Totzke, SVP, BlackBerry, said that updates for two of the company’s products – the Secure Work Space corporate email platform and BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) for Android and iOS – are forthcoming.

But BlackBerry was quick to reassure its customers that they have little to fear from the bug, as far as their devices are concerned.

“BlackBerry customers can rest assured that while BlackBerry continues to investigate, we have determined that BlackBerry smartphones and tablets, BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5, BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10, and the BlackBerry Infrastructure are not affected and are fully protected from the OpenSSL issue,” said a statement on the company’s website.

Totzke also indicated that customers could continue to safely use the Secure Work Space and BBM apps before the patch is issued, citing the strength of the company’s security technology.

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