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Researchers win 215.000 dollars with iPhone and Nexus hacks

Researchers win 215.000 dollars with iPhone and Nexus hacks

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A team of researchers from the Chinese internetgigant Tencent has 215.000 dollars (200,000 euros) won with different hacks for the iPhone 6S and google Nexus 6P.

This was the team of Tencent Keen Security Lab winner of the mobile Pwn2Own competition, so you made organizer, Trend Micro is known.

During the competition had several teams trying to break into smartphones. The detected software vulnerabilities are with the manufacturers concerned are notified so that they can be resolved.

The Tencent team received more than $ 100,000 for the unauthorized installation of any app on the Android device Nexus 6P.

The same worked also on iPhone 6S, though it disappeared from the app on that phone after it restarted. The team also knew a photo to steal an iPhone 6S, inter alia, by an error in the memory of the device. Collectively, these two hacks also more than 100,000 dollars.

Software vulnerabilities in popular operating systems can be quite a lot of money. Both criminal hackers and companies, and intelligence services are willing to a lot to pay for devices to be able to crack via, not yet known vulnerabilities. Almost all of the big tech praise itself sums of money for finding leaks in their software, in order to prevent them from falling into the wrong hands.

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