BlackBerry to resell app from startup that found major Android bug
Zimperium said the product costs $10 a month per device, with bulk discounts available, and that BlackBerry will take an undisclosed cut of sales.
Zimperium, founded in 2010 by a former security researcher for the Israeli military, uses complex algorithms to churn through reams of data to defend against hacking of devices running on Apple Inc’s iOS and Alphabet Inc’s Android operating systems.
The service will not be available to users of BlackBerry’s own operating system. BlackBerry’s two newest handsets run on Android, and more such devices are expected from the company.
Alphabet’s Google and Samsung started issuing monthly security fixes for Android phones soon after a Zimperium employee last year discovered the Stagefright hacking software, which allows attackers to access sensitive content.