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Posted by on Jun 3, 2013 in Security | 0 comments

Revealed at Black Hat method to infect an iPhone through your charger

Revealed at Black Hat method to infect an iPhone through your charger

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Between July 27 and August 1, 2013 will be held in Las Vegas, United States, the conference Black Hat USA 2013, every year the surprises with unforeseen exploits, such as NFC cellular control .

However, this year a team from the Georgia Institute of Technology will present something quite terrifying: A ‘malicious charger’-called Mactans infect-able in less than a minute to iPhone with any malware they want without the need for the phone is jailbroken or interacting with its user.

“Despite the plethora of defense mechanisms in iOS, we successfully inject arbitrary software on devices running the latest latest update to its operating system,” say the team members, Billy Lau, Chengyu Song Jang Yeongjin in the home page of your next talk .

The team said their discovery challenges Apple’s reputation of being a highly secure platform: “To test this belief, we investigate the potential security threats when developing everyday activities such as recharge the phone and the results were alarming.”

The name comes from the Latin name of Black Widow (Latrodectus mactans), and “while Mactans was developed in a short time and with a small budget, we must consider what we could achieve more motivated opponents with big funds.”

Links:

Mactans: Injecting into iOS devices malware via malicious chargers (Black Hat USA 2013)

Look out, fanbois! EVIL FILTH charger will inject into your iPHONE (The Register)

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