Def Con shows no mercy. As gleefully reported by sites several Blackberry-centric
, researcher Justin Case
yesterday demonstrated that he could root the much-heralded Blackphone in less than five minutes. From n4bb.com's linked report:
"However, one of the vulnerabilities has already been patched and the other only exploitable with direct user consent. Nevertheless, this only further proves you cannot add layers of security on top of an underlying platform with security vulnerabilities." Case reacts via Twitter to the crowing: "Hey BlackBerry idiots, stop miss quoting me on your blogs. Your phone is only "secure" because it has few users and little value as a target."