Veracode today released Blackberry-specific spyware, which the code-review
specialist intends as a “call for defensive research” to show that the
BlackBerry is vulnerable to spyware problems.
“The Blackberry ‘sandbox’ keeps you from getting into the operating system
level. It’s effective for that,” says Tyler Shields, senior researcher at
Veracode Research Lab and author of the Blackberry spyware. “BlackBerry is one
of the better operating systems in regards to security,” he says, “but in the
sandbox you can steal data.”