iPhone’s SMS Database breached at Pwn2Own hacking contest



Vincenzo Iozzo and Ralf-Philipp Weinmann are the people who breached through an iPhone’s SMS database at 2010 Pwn2Own hacking contest and hacked every inbox and sent message and even deleted messages. Where does the iPhone stand in terms of security after this?iphone sms


It has been known in the past as well that Apple products are also vulnerable to outside attacks. Safari’s security has been compromised many times and attacks have taken places on the machines hosting it. What was the intention of hacking the iPhone’s SMS database? To provide Apple with the knowledge that it can be done and they should work on ways of preventing it in the future, not just on the iPhone but other products as well. Vincenzo Iozzo and Ralf-Philipp Weinmann won $15,000 and got first prize for performing this hack, they claim that they can even rip off the contacts and other personal information from the iPhone as well. It’s done by simply luring a user to a malicious website. We can deduce from this that Apple does have some holes in their security which they have to work out to prevent such attacks from happening in the future.