Security Researchers Successfully Hack iPhone 7 Wi-Fi and Safari at Mobile Pwn2Own [Video]

Security Researchers Successfully Hack iPhone 7 Wi-Fi and Safari at Mobile Pwn2Own [Video]

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Security researchers successfully demonstrated Wi-Fi and Safari exploits for the iPhone at Mobile Pwn2Own 2017 today. The Pwn2Own competition is held by Trend Micro during the PacSec conference at the Aoyama St. Grace Cathedral in Tokyo, Japan.

Tencent Keen Security Lab first demonstrated a successful WiFi exploit on the Apple iPhone 7. They used a total of four bugs to gain code execution and escalate privileges to allow their rogue application to persist through a reboot. They earned $60,000 for the WiFi exploit and added $50,000 for the persistence bonus – a total of $110,000 and 11 Master of Pwn points. All it took was connecting a WiFi network to get the KeenLab app appear on an iPhone.

Tencent Keen Security Lab also targeted the Safari Browser on the Apple iPhone 7. It took them just a few seconds to successfully demonstrate their exploit, which needed only two bugs – one in the browser and one in a system service to allow their rogue app to persist through a reboot. As the second finisher in the Browser category, they earned half of the cash award at $45,000, but still earned the full 13 Master of Pwn points.

Richard Zhu (fluorescence) also targeted the Safari Browser on the Apple iPhone 7. He used a bug in the browser and an out-of-bounds bug in the broker to escape the sandbox and execute code. The short demo earned him $25,000 and 10 Master of Pwn points.

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Doore Jack - November 6, 2017 at 7:40am
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Hmmm - November 2, 2017 at 2:24pm
Why are people still jail breaking? To get barrel? To get that extra Icon on the bottom of the dock? To get moviebox? Lmfao
Peter Nielsen - November 3, 2017 at 6:49am
To get freedom of choice
Chip - November 2, 2017 at 9:08am
Iphone X means nothing. Its ios 11 period and ios 11 is already jailbroken we just have to wait for a public stable release. That fool who talking about iphone X without the software all you got is a piece of brick in your hand the software that iphone X aka 10 will run is ios 11. You can keep your iphone x or what ever it's called in a few months it will be like every other iphone out there just something to talk about for a while then gone into the dust for half the price of what it cost today. So have fun hyping away.
D4xM4Nx - November 2, 2017 at 8:34am
Remember folks! This is only a sandbox escape, 1/3 of what it takes to make a full jailbreak tool. Persistence might mean an untethered jailbreak, no way in hell we can ever have it IF iOS 11 gets pwned... Valuable exploits are sold to private companies, government agencies, or Apple itself.
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