Pwn2own Contest: iPhone, Firefox, Safari and IE8 all hacked

The Pwn2own contest that is held once a year gives hackers and security experts the chance to do what they do best – and that is to show how they are able to breach everyday software that we take for granted, all legally of course.

2010 seemed a better year than normal, as all the major browsers were hacked – including the iPhone, Firefox, Safari and IE8. Mashable also explains that a non-jailbroken iPhone was hacked – along with the SMS database.

Two guys sent an iPhone to a website that they had setup, what followed was the browser on the smartphone crashed – it was then that Vincenzo Iozzo and Ralf Philipp Weinmann were able to steal the complete SMS database.

The two guys walked of with $15,000 for their work – now Apple will be notified of the attack on their iPhone OS, which they hopefully will fix in the next update.

  • Guest

    The author has used a misleading graphic, google Chrome has yet to be hacked at Pwn2Own. Please don't show Chrome as sliding downhill when it hasn't been hacked.