Security Vulnerability Fixed in Latest BlackBerry Link Software for Windows & Mac

Link vulnerability

BlackBerry just pushed out new versions of BlackBerry Link for Windows and Mac. The update coincides with a new security vulnerability published by BlackBerry that has a remote possibility of being exploited. It was interesting to learn that the remote access from your BlackBerry 10 device to your desktop using Blackberry Link works over the industry standard WebDAV protocol.

You can read all about the potential exploit here though these are only potential vulnerabilities that are not being exploited in the wild. The three possible attack vectors all require either a user to click a malicious link or have access as a different user on your machine for it to be exploited.

I recommend updating to the latest version of BlackBerry Link either way!

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  1. The webDAV plugin in the file manager is restricted to Link, but it seems they’re finally adding a generic plugin which will allow us to connect to any cloud platform supporting the standard and a few others.

    Link
    sys.cfs.webdav.todtm

    Flickr
    sys.cfs.flickr

    SkyDrive
    sys.cfs.skydrive

    Smugmug
    sys.cfs.smugmug

    Generic WebDAV?
    sys.cfs.webdav.toserver

    Which digital vault?
    sys.cfs.digitalvault

    BES connector?
    sys.cfs.enterprise

  2. Quick? – is there a Link update… or do we need to remove current version and load v1.2.1.31 anew?
    If so, how to retain Q10 backup files presently in Link?

    Thanks in advance-
    Gene

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