The Pwn2Own contest, a hackathon run by security firm Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) in Japan sees this year’s winners in Keen Lab, a popular crew of Chinese hackers who hacked Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Nexus device.
Keen Lab compromised the iPhone 6s by targeting two iOS vulnerabilities to steal pictures from an iPhone, according to Forbes. For that hack alone, they were awarded $52,500. Furthermore, they also installed a rogue application on the iPhone 6s. However, that app did not survive beyond a reboot of the phone, due to a default iPhone security configuration that prevented persistence of malware. Still, ZDI bought the bugs used by the hackers [...]
ProtonMail, an encrypted email service developed by CERN scientists in Geneva and researchers at MIT, has released its iOS and Android mobile apps to the public following a beta test period. Users can sign up for apps on the ProtonMail website.
Scientists who met while working at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland developed ProtonMail. The goal was to protect people from the mass surveillance by governments and corporations around the world.Crowdfunding Proves Helpful
Thanks to the support from its crowdfunding campaigns, the company has been able to overcome its challenges and expects to expand significantly. In 2014, [...]
A group of researchers from Johns Hopkins University have found a bug in Apple’s iMessage platform that would allow attackers to intercept and decrypt video and images sent on iMessage.
An exploit that affects versions of iMessage prior to iOS9 was initially discovered and partially patched by Apple last fall, during the release of iOS9. However, Professor Matthew D. Green from John Hopkins University has revealed to the Washington Post that he had long suspected a possible flaw in Apple’s encryption process that was specifically used for iMessage.
Sure enough, he and his graduate students mounted an attack to show that they could break the encryption that is meant to [...]
The Pangu hacking team have released an update of its popular jailbreak tool, this time for Apple iOS devices running iOS 9.1. The hacking outfit have also promised to release an Apple jailbreak for the 4th generation Apple TV next week.
Rejoice, users of Apple devices who have purposefully stuck with iOS 9.1 without opting to upgrade the version of iOS. The Pangu hacking team’s tool enables users on both Mac and Windows platforms to jailbreak the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, as long as it is running iOS 9.1
Pangu9 V1.3.0(Win) V1.1.0(Mac) now support iOS 9.1 for all 64bit devices. Check at https://t.co/0ksOanTGRF
— PanguTeam [...]