How the BlackBerry Attachment Service protects data on a device
A BlackBerry® device uses the BlackBerry Attachment Service to process an attachment in an email message or calendar entry so that the user can view the attachment on the device. The BlackBerry Attachment Service is designed to prevent a potentially malicious application from accessing data on the device by using binary format parsing to open the attachment and process it.
After the BlackBerry Attachment Service processes the attachment, the BlackBerry Router sends the attachment to the device for rendering. If the attachment in the email message or calendar entry is an application, the device does not run the application.
For more information about the attachment file formats that the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server supports, see the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Feature and Technical Overview.