BlackBerry Becomes First Major Manufacturer to Patch QuadRooter Vulnerabilities

Originally posted on Inside Blogs:

Earlier this month, over 20,000 of the world’s top computer hackers and security experts flocked to Las Vegas for Black Hat USA and DEF CON 24, the largest and most important hacking conferences in the world. On the last day of DEF CON, security company Check Point unveiled QuadRooter, a set of four new high-severity security vulnerabilities that impact over 900 million mobile devices with Qualcomm processors.

Three of the four vulnerabilities have already been fixed on PRIV devices ...

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BBRY Gets Upgrade

BBRY Stock received a much needed boost today after months of declines and marginal gains. The basis of the boost seems to be stemming from the fact that some key analysts are finally buying into the fact that BlackBerry is a primarily a software company and that hardware is coming second. Additionally, the analysts also believe that if the company does hold onto the hardware business like they currently are employing it, then the company should still expect growth.

With that, Steven Li raised his ...

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UPDATED: Join the 22 Push Up Challenge

Since joining here at BlackBerryCentral I have tried to keep what I do in life away from my posts, podcasts, etc. However, today I will let you all know what that is, I am a Major in the Canadian Army. Today’s post is not completely BlackBerry related but will be at the end. 

Currently, there is a social media campaign ongoing regarding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Named the “22 Push-up Challenge,” the goal of the campaign is to raise awareness of the disorder. The ...

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Wallpaper Wednesday

Welcome to another Wallpaper Wednesday!

Each week, we'll bring you cool and popular wallpapers for all your BlackBerry devices. If you're a graphic artist, or photographer and would like your wallpaper shared - shoot us an email!

Here's how to download and install:

  • Find the proper device / resolution wallpaper for your device
  • Click the Download link
  • Touch and hold on the image, selecting Save Image, or select Download in the top right corner
  • Once downloaded, select the image in your downloads folder which should ...
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AtHoc Recieves US Army Contract Extension

BlackBerry’s subsidiary AtHoc is back in the news again with a contract extension this time. The US Army awarded a Certificate of Networthiness (CoN) and Authority to Operate (ATO) which in turn keeps AtHoc in their service until April 2019. The service covers close to 600,000 US Army personnel stationed at more than 65 bases across the planet.

"We have more than a decade of experience as one of the foundational elements for crisis communications across the US military, now supporting all four branches ...

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Free BBM

Just recently BlackBerry announced BlackBerry Hub+ for all Android smartphones, be sure to check out our article if you haven’t already done so.

The app allows users to install BlackBerry Hub, Calendar and Password keeper on their device and for a 30-day period. It is exactly the same as BlackBerry Android devices in terms of features and functions of the given apps. However, after the 30-day period users will have to pay $0.99 per month or have ads appear in their BlackBerry apps. This ...

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Hands-On: BlackBerry DTEK50

Just two weeks ago, BlackBerry released the newest addition to their Android lineup: The DTEK50

A device that the company is touting as The World's Most Secure Android Smartphone -- a stance they didn't exactly take with the Priv; especially when Chen can be quoted as saying that they're likely comparable to Samsungs' Knox platform. Regardless, it's an interestingly strong slogan to place on the device.

If you missed the unveiling for the DTEK50, be sure to click here and give the ...

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BlackBerry Blend Reached EOL Status In July

While we were all glued to the DTEK50 launch, BlackBerry added another product / application from their portfolio to their Software Support Cycle page, but unfortunately it's listed under End Of Life (EOL) status as of July 31st, 2016. This comes less than two years into the products life - since it was announced alongside the BlackBerry Passport in September of 2014, and hasn't seen an update since October of 2015

No official statement has been found as of yet (we'll update this post if ...

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