If you feel content and confident about purchasing the most recent iPhone 13 series handsets, believing that you have one of the safest and personal smartphones, it will come as an unpleasant surprise for you. Chinese hackers taking part in this year’s Tianfu Cup in Chengdu, China, were able to breach secure the most recent iOS 15.0.2 software in just a few seconds. The Tianfu Cup has become a tournament for hackers to display their abilities to identify and exploit vulnerabilities, as well as breakthrough security for big tech companies such as Apple, Google, Microsoft, and more.
The Kunlun Lab team, participating in the event, was able to hack the security of the iPhone 13 Pro live on stage in just 15 seconds. The chief executive officer for Kunlun Lab is the CEO of Kunlun Lab team is the former CTO of Qihoo 360. According to a report from Forbes, the team employed a “remote code execution exploit of the mobile Safari web browser” to hack the iPhone 13 Pro, and that’s the only thing that they did. A different team, named Team Pangu, who is well-known for jailbreaking Apple devices, won the biggest prize of $300,000.00 cash hacking remotely” iPhone 13 Pro. iPhone 13 running iOS 15.
Hackers have been planning for quite a while for this competition to jailbreak brand new iPhones within a matter of minutes.
Why did Pangu take the victory? The other team was able to win in 15 seconds, while Pangu had only one. According to a report from Patently Apple,” obtained the highest control of the iPhone 13 Pro”. It means that hackers could access apps, photos and erase files on an iPhone 13 Pro. The report also stated it was possible for the attacker to use “multiple vulnerabilities in the iOS15 kernel and the A15 chip” to circumvent the security features of the latest iPhone.
It wasn’t only Apple iPhone that the security researchers were able to hack. Hackers were also able to hack into the security of Windows 10, Microsoft Exchange, and Google Chrome, among others.