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BlackBerry Security Exec Warns of Smartphone DDoS Attacks

Research In Motion's VP of BlackBerry Security says he's concerned that online miscreants could increasingly target BlackBerry devices and other smartphones in the future, in attempts to take control of the handsets and employ them to bring down wireless carriers' cellular networks via distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.
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Al Sacco was a journalist, blogger and editor who covers the fast-paced mobile beat for CIO.com and IDG Enterprise, with a focus on wearable tech, smartphones and tablet PCs. Al managed CIO.com writers and contributors, covered news, and shared insightful expert analysis of key industry happenings. He also wrote a wide variety of tutorials and how-tos to help readers get the most out of their gadgets, and regularly offered up recommendations on software for a number of mobile platforms. Al resides in Boston and is a passionate reader, traveler, beer lover, film buff and Red Sox fan.