Hack For iOS 6 Safari Browser Was Found By Certified Secure
During the opening EUSecWest conference was Pwn2own contest, where the Danish security researchers managed to hack iOS 6 Safari browser from Apple.
Used for this exploit “zero day” for iOS 5.1.1 might allow an attacker to steal from your device pictures, videos, contacts, and browsing history.
This Safari hack was tested on Phone 4S, iPhone 4, iPad and iPod touch. But it seems that these devices is not limited. From the words of the Executive Director Certified Secure Joost Pol, this exploit was chosen deliberately because it can be find in iOS 6, meaning that the new iPhone 5 is also vulnerable to this hack.
Although Pol did not disclose the details of the exploit, but we know that hacking was carried through the Safari browser, which opened a specially prepared site. From the words of Pol, break the code could be inserted in advertising, for example, a news site. It generally can be placed anywhere on the site, and it still do the same to work.
To develop the exploit, Pol and his colleagues Daan Keuper needed about three weeks. Among other things, for the demonstration of working Safari hack they won $ 30,000. However, Pol says iPhone was most secure affordable smartphone. Although he said that Apple will have to close this exploit and update its smartphones.
Also, security researchers have demonstrated a pair of previously unknown exploit “zero day” in Android 4.0.4 on the smartphone Samsung Galaxy S3. Through NFC attackers could load malicious code on the device and run it on it. As a result, by using the second vulnerability with increasing benefits they can gain full control of your smartphone.
In particular, hackers were able to install Mercury program on your smartphone, and then extract the user data from the device, such as SMS and contacts. Finally, the attackers were able to even make your calls from your phone.
So be careful when you browsing Safari on iOS 6 or iOS 5.1.1 because now hackers can use this hack to steal the information from your iPhone browser.