Apple IPhone Got Hacked, SMS Database Extracted On A Web Page In Pwn2Own 2010 Contest

Posted: Mar 25 2010, 2:25am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 8:12pm CDT, in News | Apple

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Apple's operating systems have the aura of security and safety against viruses and hacker attacks. The reality is a bit different and the Apple OS X and the iPhone OS are also vulnerable to attacks.
An impressive iPhone hack got demonstrated at the CanSecWest Pwn2Own hacking contest in Canada yesterday. European researchers Vincenzo Iozzo and Ralf Philipp Weinmann extracted the SMS database of an iPhone in 20 seconds on a rigged web page.

The duo could have also extracted the contact list, the email database, photographs and iTunes music files.
The exact details on finding the security flaw and how the exploit works have not been disclosed. Apple will be informed about the vulnerability via TippingPoint ZDI, which acquired the rights to the flaw information.

Besides the iPhone, Safari and IE8 got also successfully hacked at the Pwn2Own 2010 contest.
More details on ZDNet.

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