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BlackBerry's acquisition of Cylance raises eyebrows in the security community

BlackBerry, which has rebranded as a security company as its mobile handset business fades, purchased Cylance, the machine-learning based anti-malware company, for $1.4 billion dollars last week. … “It's possible they [BlackBerry] could add machine learning-specific backdoors of the style we proposed last year that makes it ignore their own state-sponsored malware," Brendan Dolan-Gavitt, an assistant professor in the computer science and engineering department at New York University [Tandon School of Engineering], tells CSO.