Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The VD of Apple iOS Devices - Unsafe Charging

Using the bogus charger, a team from Georgia Institute of Technology managed to infect a phone with a virus in less than a minute.  

Any device using Apple's iOS operating system would be as vulnerable to infection, claim the trio. More details of their work will be given at the upcoming Black Hat USA hacker conference. (more)

But this will not surprise our regular Security Scrapbook readers... "Joseph Mlodzianowski and Robert Rowley, built a juice jacking kiosk at Defcon 2011 to educate the masses about the risks associated with blindly plugging in mobile devices." (more)