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Someone made an app that wipes your phone if police try to crack it

May 12th, 2021

In many modern criminal cases, the defendant’s phone is often the first thing that the police will turn to in order to find evidence to corroborate their case. This has sparked major controversies in recent years, perhaps most notably when Apple refused to unlock the phone of the San Bernardino shooter, but as Apple noted …

iPhone hacked and hijacked at Pwn2Own

March 25th, 2010

Smartphones might have proved to be a tough nut to crack at last year’s CanSecWest Pwn2Own, but the same cannot be said for 2010 as two European hackers were able to gain control of a stock iPhone’s SMS database. The hack, which takes 20 seconds to execute by having the iPhone visit an infected website, allows its …

Smartphones escape Pwn2Own unhacked

March 25th, 2009

Hackers taking part in a friendly competition aimed at highlighting OS and software vulnerabilities did some real damage to a variety of computer-based web browsers — including Safari, which took all of 10 seconds to bust on a MacBook — but where smartphones are concerned, the hackers were stumped. The competition took place at CanSecWest …