Recently, the company by the name of Etisalat offered to its 145,000 + BlackBerry user a performance enhancing patch for their Blackberries, but what the patch turned out to be was a spyware. If you happen to have installed this patch then the performance of your Blackberry may have degraded and you may also have noticed that your battery drains more quickly.
The BlackBerry Spyware was first noticed after complaints received by the Etisalat users. It has been reported that the spyware is programmed to intercept messages sent in and out by Blackberry Users. If you want to remove this spyware then all you need to do is to use the BlackBerry Registration App Remover.
The developers of the BlackBerry, Research-in-motion, has announced in a statement that they have never authorized the upgrade and “was not involved in any way in the testing, promotion or distribution of this software application.” Looks like Etisalat is going to be in a lot of trouble for trying to compromise user privacy.
What does it do?
Luckily, the spyware has limited functionality in its current form because it can only intercept outgoing emails sent by the user. Mails which come into the BlackBerry are not affected in any way. It also does not detect instant messages, PIN messages, phone calls or wireless data. The bad news is that anyone can easily exploit this spyware and take it to a more dangerous level. If you want to read more about the Blackberry Spyware then feel free to read Sheran Gunasekera’s report.