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iPhone SMS Database Hijacked at Pwn2Own Contest


Using a previously unknown exploit, Vincenzo Iozzo and Ralf Philipp Weinmann managed to grab the SMS database from an iPhone lured to a rigged website. The exploit crashed the browser session, but Weinmann said that with some additional effort, he could have a successful attack with the browser running.
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Hackers paid $10k to hack BlackBerry with no success



CanSecWest. a conference focused on infosecurity, is offering $10,000 for each and every successful attack they can execute on any of the five major smartphone operating systems: BlackBerry, Android, iPhone, Nokia/Symbian and Windows Mobile.

The companies behind these products are helping pay the hackers (developers?) with the hopes of learning more about how to improve their device security. Some hackers are finding it very difficulty to hack the devices. “I can’t break them…I don’t have anything for the iPhone, and I don’t know enough about Google,” says Charlie Miller, a guy who recently hacked a MacBook in less than 10 seconds.

So it seems your personal data is much safer than you may have thought.


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