The Blackberry Torch 9800 was hacked by a team who took advantage of a vulnerability in the Webkit engine used in the BlackBerry web browser. Google Chrome also uses Webkit, but Google fixed the same flaw last week in a software update.
The vulnerability leaves users open to a remote code execution attack, where a user browses a malicious website that a hacker has created. The resulting exploit could allow an attacker to access the data stored on a Blackberry handset's media card and its built-in media storage.
RIM said that although the exploit and vulnerability are publicly known due to Pwn2Own, there's no evidence that it has been exploited on a Blackberry device outside of a test environment.
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