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Re: [dubailug] Spyware In BlackBerry Updates For Users in the UAE

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  • Jama I Barreh
    Just curious. Are there any laws in UAE against such intrusion? Jama ... From: dandantheitman Subject: Re: [dubailug] Spyware In
    Message 1 of 4 , Aug 3, 2009
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      Just curious. Are there any laws in UAE against such intrusion?
      Jama

      --- On Thu, 7/16/09, dandantheitman <dandantheitman@...> wrote:

      From: dandantheitman <dandantheitman@...>
      Subject: Re: [dubailug] Spyware In BlackBerry Updates For Users in the UAE
      To: dubailug@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Thursday, July 16, 2009, 9:19 AM

      2009/7/16 Todd Walton <tdwalton@...>:
      >
      > Spyware In BlackBerry Updates For Users in the UAE
      > http://yro.slashdot.org/story/09/07/15/2012221/
      >
      > "An update pushed out to BlackBerry users on the Etisalat network in
      > the United Arab Emirates appears to contain remotely-triggered spyware
      > that allows the interception of messages and emails, as well as
      > crippling battery life. Sent out as a WAP Push message, the update
      > installs a Java file that one curious customer decided to take a
      > closer look at, only to discover an application intended to intercept
      > both email and text messages, sending a copy to an Etisalat server
      > without the user being aware of anything beyond a slightly excessive
      > battery drain."
      >

      Wow.  I knew that Etisalat required that they should be able to tap /
      listen into any VOIP Based PABX chatter but I had no idea they had
      decided to listen in on emails and SMSes as well.  Sadness.
      Dan






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