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Registered: ‎07-15-2009
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Suspicious software update pushed by Etisalat

Hello everyone..

Today all the Blackberry subscribers for Etisalat (one of the official service providers in the UAE) received a WAP Push to download a JAR named "registration"

the description of the "update" was as follows:
"Etisalat network upgrade for Blackberry service. Please download to ensure continous service quality."
called the operator's hotline enquiring about the update, and they confirmed it's an "official" update that's meant to enhance network stability which users experienced last few weeks, causing email and BBM delays.. but anyone with two functional braincells would imagine such an update/fix would be done at the network side, rather than with an obscure piece of code pushed to client handsets as a WAP Push, rather than a service book.
out of curiousity,  downloaded, unpacked and decoded the file, and can't help but feel something is fishy here.

following is a list of the class files within registration.jar:


 put up the original JAD/JAR/COD File along with the unpacked classes and decoded ones in one zip file at http://iihs.net/registration.zip and attached it here for those interested in having a look.
there are interesting references in the software to alternate APN, as well as some BB PINs to relay certain messages through.
the whole thing seems VERY fishy
original thread deleted - but slashdot has picked up the story, so BlackBerry users won't be in the dark much longer.
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Re: Suspicious software update pushed by Etisalat


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Re: Suspicious software update pushed by Etisalat

I released a tool yesterday that you can install on your handheld to reveal the spyware.  Once revealed, its trivial to remove the standard way.  It also shows you any other hidden programs installed on your handheld.  Read more here http://bit.ly/YNFsP
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Re: Suspicious software update pushed by Etisalat

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Hey there..  where can i find the Etisalat Blackberry service books.?


If you have them can you plz email me the copy.. 


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Re: Suspicious software update pushed by Etisalat

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