Any data stored the device’s media card and built-in media storage is in danger of being accessed, though e-mail, calendar and contacts data are safe, according to a RIM security advisory. Application data on a BlackBerry is stored separately, alongside the app itself, and the exploit is apparently unable to access anything saved on that level.
RIM notes in its advisory that “the exploitation of the vulnerability was performed at the Pwn2Own 2011 contest and is publicly known.” Though the security hole was demonstrated at the event, there have been no reports to the BlackBerry Security Incident Response Team that the hack has been successfully exploited outside the closed Pwn2Own setting.
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