iPhone Can Be Hacked for Under $100 Using New Technique
Krebs eyes legal options surrounding death threats, MSFT 'productivity score' tantamount to surveillance, Gov'ts can track users via phone numbers using NSO spy tech, much more
Plug: Check out my column today on CSO about CISA former Deputy Director Matt Travis’s talk yesterday at the Aspen Cyber Summit.
An attack that exploits weaknesses in an iPhone that were patched earlier this year can break into the usually inviolable device within a hundred meters or so, Ian Beer, a member of the Google Project Zero team, discovered. The attacks were made possible using a Raspberry Pi and two WiFi adapters, all costing under $100. In a video he prepared, Beer is shown hacking an iPhone 11 Pro in another room, stealing the most recently-taken photo on the device. The “implant” he created would also have access to the user’s personal data, including all emails, photos, messages, iCloud Keychain, and more. Beer asked via personal Tweet if Apple would award him a bounty for his efforts. (Thomas Brewster / Forbes)
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