Microsoft's Windows Phone emerged only partially scathed from this year's Mobile Pwn2Own hacking competition after a contestant failed to fully pierce its defenses.A blog post from Hewlett-Packard, whose Zero Day Initiative organizes the contest, provided only sparse details. Nonetheless, the account appeared to show Windows phone largely surviving. An HP official wrote:First, Nico Jolyâ€”who refined his competition entry on the very laptop he won at this springâ€™s Pwn2Own in Vancouver as part of the VUPEN teamâ€”was the sole competitor to take on Windows Phone (the Lumia 1520) this year, entering with an exploit aimed at the browser. He was successfully able to exfiltrate the cookie database; however, the sandbox held and he was unable to gain full control of the system.IPHONE 5S, GALAXY S5, NEXUS 5, AND FIRE PHONE FALL LIKE DOMINOES AT PWN2OWN DAY 1Near field communication exploits play starring role in hacking competition.No further details were immediately available. HP promised to provide more color about hacks throughout the two-day contest in the coming weeks, presumably after companies have released patches.The Windows Phone attack came during day two of the mobile hacking contest. During day one, an iPhone 5S, Samsung Galaxy S5, LG Nexus 5, and Amazon Fire Phone were all fully hijacked.During the first day, according to this HP blog post, the following hacks took place:-An iPhone 5S was taken down by a two-bug attack, one of which managed to execute a full sandbox escape in the Safari browser.-Hackers used Near Field communication (NFC) functionality to trigger a deserialization exploit in a Samsung Galaxy S5. A separate team also abused NFC to exploit a logical error also present in the S5, bringing the total number of successful hacks of the smartphone to two.-Yet a third hack involving NFC took down an LG Nexus 5 by forcing Bluetooth pairing between phones.-An attack wielding three separate bugs successfully commandeered the Amazon Fire Phone's Web browser.
Hindi lang pala sya matibay in terms of hardware, pati software secure din!
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