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The cyber security community is still reeling after the revelation of the KRACK security vulnerability that breaks down Wi-Fi encryption. Now it seems another Wi-Fi-based bug has also been discovered.

Presented at the global Pwn2Own hacking contest in Tokyo, a team of researchers demonstrated how a separate Wi-Fi bug could be exploited to gain entry to iPhones and install malicious apps on them without the owners knowledge.

The details of the threat haven’t been made public yet as Apple hasn’t had time to patch the flaw. It’s discovery was enough to net the Tencent Keen Security Lab the top prize of $110,000.

The hacking contest is set up and run by the Zero Day Initiative, which seeks to find vulnerabilities in popular products and services and alert the manufacturers in time.

According to the official event page , the Tencent Keen Security Lab team used “code exectution through a WiFi bug” to escalate “privileges to persist through a reboot.” Effectively breaking through an iPhone’s lock screen through a Wi-Fi network.

The flaw will be relayed to Apple which could offer a software patch to close the gap.

“Once we verify the research presented is a true 0-day exploit, we immediately disclose the vulnerability to the vendor, who then has 90 days to release a fix,” explains the Zero Day Institute.

“Representatives from Apple, Google, and Huawei are all here and able to ask questions of the researchers if needed.

“At the end of the disclosure deadline, if a vendor is unresponsive or unable to provide a reasonable statement as to why the vulnerability is not fixed, the ZDI will publish a limited advisory including mitigation in an effort to enable the defensive community to protect users.”

As ever, from a security standpoint it is always advisable to make sure your phone is running the latest OS version and you closely vet the permissions you give to certain apps.

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Will the iPhone X’s Face ID be hackable? Security expert weighs in

Will the iPhone X’s Face ID be hackable? Security expert weighs inSource: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans The iPhone X’s facial recognition technologies have been called into question by a security consultant at global tech firm Synopsys, who claims that no facial recognition technology is ever unbeatable. Nikola Cucakovic posted a blog titled ‘How secure is iPhone X Face ID facial recognition’, which […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com | Can You Be Hacked?

Hackers Exploiting ‘Find My iPhone’ To Remotely Lock Mac Computers

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Apple’s Find My iPhone feature is meant to be a recovery feature of sorts, where if you’ve misplaced your iPhone, you will be able to locate it using the feature. Unfortunately it seems that in recent times, hackers have managed to exploit the feature and in turn have been locking…

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Apple’s New iPhone X Could Help Identity Thieves Steal Your Face

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Apple has announced that it plans to replace previous iPhone login credentials with facial recognition technology to log into the iPhone and to access Apple Pay. This should prompt some privacy and security concerns, but probably not the ones you’re thinking. It’s not the TSA or the Deep State who…

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Apple issues cyber warning for iPhone users, issues security patch

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Apple issued a new warning after a new hacking threat. The tech giant says there is a new cyber threat, but has taken steps to thwart the attack. FOX Business Network’s Tracee Carrasco reports, “Apple has now issued a critical security patch for all iOS devices and for Mac computers…

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Two Former Staffers Arrested in Plaskett iPhone Hack

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Two of Delegate Stacey Plaskett’s (D-VI) former personal staffers were arrested Thursday and charged with hacking her cell phone, stealing highly personal photos and videos and illegally posting them online on a phony Facebook account. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Juan McCullum, 35, of Washington, D.C., was indicted…

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FBI says it can’t release iPhone hacking tool because it might still be useful

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Justice Dept. officials say that details of a hacking tool used to access a terrorist’s iPhone should not be released because it may still be “useful” to federal investigators. The government is fighting a case against three news organizations, including …

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Cheating Man Caught After Uber Sends Notifications To Wife’s iPhone

A cheating businessman from Côte d’Azur in the south of France is blaming Uber for the break-up of his marriage. According to him, it is not his fault for having sex with another woman. He is suing Uber for US$48 million after notifications from the app alerted his wife to the trips he was making to his lover’s home. He only used his wife’s iPhone once to request for a ride, but the glitch in the app caused the notifications to continue streaming to his wife’s phone. Read More….

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Black Market iPhone Cracking is Pure Gold to Hackers and Apple Loves it

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Black Market iPhone Cracking is Pure Gold to Hackers and Apple Loves it

The ability to break through the encryption Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has on its gadgets is highly valued on the black market. The start of this year saw the makers of the iPhone go head-to-head with the FBI in a privacy

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James Shaw – iphone analyzer – digital forensics tool

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James Shaw – iphone analyzer – digital forensics tool

James Shaw – iphone analyzer – digital forensics tool

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