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Noticed this little note from ZDNet that was interesting today?

The BBC has shut down its BlackBerry mobile email service after executives started receiving chunks of other people's emails

The BBC has stopped its staff from using BlackBerry devices after a flaw in BlackBerry Enterprise Server meant workers received portions of emails intended for colleagues.

The service was suspended after BlackBerry devices, used by 300 of the corporation's executives who spend the most time out of the office, started receiving fragments of emails meant for their coworkers.

RIM went on to comment:

BlackBerry makers RIM, however, said the flaw that plagued the BBC was a "rare conjunction of circumstances" which only occurs in a single service pack for BlackBerry Enterprise Server.

The company said in a statement: "RIM has developed and tested a fix for an obscure bug identified in a specific service pack release for BlackBerry Enterprise Server. The bug was isolated to version 4.02 and does not exist in version 4.03 or other earlier versions. RIM is aware of a single reported incident of the bug and responded promptly with a fix."

According to RIM, which counts more than three million BlackBerry users worldwide, any errant messages resulting from the flaw did not make it beyond the corporate firewall and "the bug did not generate any external risk".

Full Article at ZDNet

Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2005 7:52 PM C500/C600 SmartPhone (or replacement) , Exchange and Push Email , IT Management , Real Cool Stuff | Back to top

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