Many people still believe that due to technology the iPhone 4S and the Samsung Galaxy S III are the world’s most secure phones. The two companies would love to claim that no one can compromise the two of the world’s most popular smartphones.
But in a security conference this week, hackers from Netherlands and Great Britain were able to crack the two devices.
Chief Executive Officer of Dutch Research Firm Certified Security Joost Pol and Daan Keuper were able to hijack the browsing history, videos, address book, photos from a fully patched iPhone 4S as part of mobile Pwn2Own contest in Amsterdam.
According to Pol, “We specifically chose this one because it was present in iOS 6 which means the new iPhone coming out this week will be vulnerable to this attack.”
He added that the exploit is also compatible for the iPad, iPhone 4 and the iPod Touch.
Members of a UK team on the other hand was able to beam a file via NFC to a Samsung Galaxy S III that was able to exploit an unknown vulnerability in the operating system. They were able to have access to the data via an unknown hole.
Both teams were awarded $30,000 for their exploits.
How do you feel now about your Galaxy S III or iPhone 4S?
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