Apple, Samsung and Huawei phones fall on day one of Mobile Pwn2Own

Apple’s iPhone 7 running iOS 11.1, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Huawei Mate 9 Pro were hacked on the first day of Mobile Pwn2Own.

By Ms. Smith

Mobile platforms are feeling the pain at the 6th annual Mobile Pwn2Own competition which is taking place at the PacSec conference in Tokyo. Apple’s iPhone 7 fell three times with two different attacks against Safari and one against Wi-Fi. Samsung’s Galaxy S8 fell once via its Internet Browser. A baseband exploit that could allow an attacker to spoof the device was used against Huawei’s Mate 9 Pro.

Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative announced that on day one, contestants successfully pulled off five exploits against Samsung Galaxy S8, Apple iPhone 7 and the Huawei Mate 9 Pro and earned a staggering $350,000 thus far.

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