Yesterday we reported that the BlackBerry PlayBook was successfully rooted by a developer via the “dingleberry” method. Well, it looks like RIM is now aware of the situation and is looking into it. The company released a statement saying that it is now in contact with the “security researchers” behind the exploit. RIM is also aware of the developer’s plans to release tools that will let anybody root their PlayBook, and has mentioned that if that happens, an investigation will take place.
For those of you who are worried that the securities of your BlackBerry phones will be compromised, fear not. RIM has announced that the exploit only affects the PlayBook and their smartphones are unaffected. This is certainly interesting as RIM’s next operating system, BBX, will be a combination of QNX and BlackBerry OS, so I guess they want to be completely sure that such exploits won’t be possible in the future.