Hacking Contest Exposes Weakness of Latest Apple Operating System


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Men are silhouetted against a video screen with an Apple logo as they pose with an Apple iPhone 4 smartphone in this photo illustration taken in the central Bosnian town of Zenica, May 17, 2013.

A hacking contest in Tokyo, Japan has revealed that the iOS is vulnerable to hacking because of its several flaws.

While Apple has successfully dealt with the KRACK security vulnerability discovered last month, a recent hacking competition in Tokyo has revealed other flaws that comes with its iOS 11.1. According to reports, the OS is at risk of four vulnerability issues as discovered by security researchers who took part at the Mobile Pwn2Own hacking contest in Tokyo, which aimed at discovering vulnerabilities in the iOS execute code.

According to reports, the discovery of Keen Lab suggests that iPhones are at a high risk of hacking because of its security flaw. When an iPhone connects to a Wi-Fi network and a malicious app is installed, its users’ delicate information, including banking information, can be easily leaked because of the bug.

“Sensitive information can be exfiltrated from the targeted device,” a spokesperson from Trend Micro told Forbes in an interview.

While it is suspected that the security issue is related to Apple’s iOS 11.1, as all of the iPhones tested in the hacking contest were running the said iOS, Apple has yet to release an official statement on the recent vulnerability issue of its iOS. However, as the security content web page of the Cupertino-based company says that it does not disclose, discuss, or confirm security issues until they are…

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