From remote control devices to thermostats to refrigerators to thermos-powered vacuum cleaners, smart devices are poised to change our lives.
But how can we make sure that these connected devices are truly secure and secure enough to keep us safe from cybercriminals and malicious parties?
The answers may lie in a new software update that could help make life safer for you and your family.
The open-source software update is called RIM-QA1 and is being rolled out to new RIM products, like the BlackBerry Q10, in a way that will make them more secure.
And the RIM community is eagerly awaiting its release.
“I think we have a very strong case for this software,” said Robert W. Smith, the president of the Linux Foundation, which oversees open source software.
“If it works, I think it will be a very big deal for the security of the Internet.”
The update comes as part of a software update rolling out to RIM devices in the first half of 2018.
This update will make sure RIM’s open source operating system RIM OS 7.0.1, which was first released in 2010, runs as it should, says Jim Schott, director of security at Trend Micro, which makes the open-sourced security toolkit.
“This update addresses a critical vulnerability in the RIL-Qa1 software stack that allows remote code execution by an attacker with full root access to the system,” he said in a blog post.
The vulnerability has been around for at least a year and was discovered by security researcher Daniela Zolotowska, who discovered it by using RIM QA1.
The software fixes a vulnerability in which an attacker could use an “invalid file access” vulnerability to gain access to remote files on the operating system.
The vulnerability, according to RIL, affects the “common RIL file format and all files with the ‘C’ extension.”
The vulnerability is not a security bug, but rather an attack vector that allows an attacker to “take full root” on the device, or the device’s file system, which is how an attacker can gain access by changing the permissions on the file system and taking full control of it, according the vulnerability report.
“This attack vector is intended to allow an attacker that controls a file system to do arbitrary actions on the files that are stored on the remote file system,” the vulnerability note said.RIM released the open source version of Qa1, Qa2 and Qa3 to the public in early January.
The Qa4 version of the software update rolled out later that month.
The latest version of RIMOS 7.1 is now available for download.
The RIM update is also being rolled-out to a number of other RIM software products, including the BlackBerry Enterprise Server operating system, RIM Mobile Security, and RIM Web Server.
The RIM platform has also seen major updates to security and privacy policies, and the RMR software is now being updated to include a new “Privacy” feature.
While RIM has a strong track record in protecting the privacy of its customers, it may have a tougher time protecting users from cybercrime.
RIM customers have reported receiving emails from malicious parties saying they are using the Raimi software.
The email includes a link to the RMS online forums where the message appears to be coming from.
The email also includes a malicious URL that redirects users to an online form to access a malicious file that can infect a victim’s computer.
The malicious file is a malware that can steal personal information from users and compromise their systems.
“Users are increasingly relying on the Rims open source RIM Operating System to protect their systems,” said Schott.
“We think that RIM should be using the same level of caution that they take with their operating system.”
The RIL software is not only being updated for security but also for privacy and data protection.
RILOS is designed to make it easy for people to control and monitor their RIM systems, which are often accessed via Wi-Fi or mobile devices.
“The RMIOS update will not be installed on the majority of Rims machines.
RMI OS will be installed as a separate update, which will be delivered automatically,” RIL said in an FAQ.
“As a result, users will not have to install any updates to RMIos software.
RMSOS will continue to be installed by default.”
There are several ways that RMS can be installed and updated, according a blog posting from RIM.
Rims RIM Manager software can be used to install and update RMS, and users can also use RMS as an app to install RMS on RIM smartphones.
“RMS is also available for RIM IoT devices like RIM Edge and RMS Pro,” RMS said.
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