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iPhone #Wi-Fi #bug lets #hackers #hijack your #phone and #secretly install #malicious #apps

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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All That’s Needed To Hack Gmail And Rob Bitcoin: A Name And A Phone Number

All That’s Needed To Hack Gmail And Rob Bitcoin: A Name And A Phone NumberSource: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Hackers have proven just how urgently a gaping flaw in the global telecoms network, affecting what’s known as Signalling System No. 7 (SS7), needs to be fixed. In a video demonstration, shown to Forbes ahead of publication today, benevolent hackers from Positive Technologies were able to […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com | Can You Be Hacked?

Hackers can steal data off your Android phone via Bluetooth

Hackers can steal data off your Android phone via BluetoothAs always with new security issues affecting mobile devices, it’s Android users who have to worry about the newly discovered Bluetooth hack. Windows and iOS phones are protected against it but only if you’ve installed the September 12th security patch on Windows or run iOS 9.3.5 or laters. A security… View full post on National […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com | Can You Be Hacked?

Instagram Hackers Selling 6 Million Victims’ Phone Numbers

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The size of the Instagram hack reached over 6 million users, as hackers are doing a brisk business charging $10 per individual for contact information on a searchable data base. There are numerous hackers on the dark web that advertise they will guess passwords to access social media accounts for…

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AFP calls in phone hacking experts

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The Australian Federal Police is trying to buy cutting-edge technology to hack into the smartphones of suspected criminals and terrorists. In the face of the rising use of encryption technology, the AFP has gone to the market this week offering contracts to experts who can “bypass user locks”, such as…

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Hackers exploited an Instagram bug to get celebrity phone numbers and email addresses

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An Instagram bug allowed hackers to access contact phone numbers and email addresses for high-profile users, the company said today. The bug was discovered recently in Instagram’s application programming interface, or API, which the service uses to communicate with other apps. Instagram declined to specify which users had been targeted,…

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Lewiston Police warn of detective impersonator phone scam

To Purchase This Product/Services, Go To The Store Link Above Or Go To http://www.become007.com/store/ LEWISTON, Idaho – The Lewiston Police Department warns the public of a new phone scam where a man claiming to be a detective for the department is asking for money. Lewiston …

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British Hacker Pleads Guilty to Hacking US Military Satellite Phone And Messaging System

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British Hacker Pleads Guilty to Hacking US Military Satellite Phone And Messaging System

A 25-year-old broke into a DoD satellite communication system and doxed around 800 Department of Defense employees. A British man has pleaded guilty to hacking into a US Department of Defense system stealing data from around 30,000 satellite phones, UK authorities announced on Thursday. Sean Caffrey, a 25-year-old from the…

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Consumers exposing themselves to phone fraud through social media profiles

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Consumers exposing themselves to phone fraud through social media profiles

Consumers are falling prey to the growing risk of phone fraud. A new study warns that criminals can use information found on social media profiles to answer weak security questions, posed by banks, to gain access to accounts. This highlights the security flaws that exist within contact centres, and the…

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Phone scammers target VA health care program

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Phone scammers target VA health care program

The Department of Veterans Affairs is warning military veterans about a phone scam targeting people who call the Veterans Choice Program hotline. The correct number for the program is (866) 606-8198. But if someone makes the simple mistake of dialing 1-800, the scammers go to work. A misleading recording tells the caller they are eligible for a retail rebate of …

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