Google Pixel Hacked In Under 60 Seconds By White-hat Hackers In China

A hacking competition “PwnFest” held in Seoul, South Korea unleashed the weakest security loopholes in Google Pixel smartphones. A group of white-hat hackers from China successfully hacked Google’s Pixel flagship smartphone under 60 seconds.

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The team of hackers also showed an exploit, which allowed remote code access on Pixel. Within minutes the group installed zero-day vulnerability on the phone. It means that unethical hacking could prove to be disastrous for Google’s Pixel as it can be used for wrong motives. It can allow attackers to run software remotely and fetch private information of the user. All this could be done smoothly without the user ever knowing.

Thanks to the competition, Google got to know about the shortcoming in its smartphone. The search engine giant has confirmed that it patched this vulnerability within 24 hours of its breakthrough at the competition in Seoul.

Such Hackathons are held to explore the best talent in the field of White-hackers all around the world. Through Hackathons, teams showcase their talent of breaking within the layers of protection on popular devices. On the successful attempt, the teams are rewarded with big prizes. The “Pwned by 360 Alpha Team” that uncovered the vulnerability in the Google Pixel got a cash prize of $120,000.

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Unknown
November 14, 2016 5:41 pm 5:41 PM

IPhone is most safe. It was so secured that America’s best security agency FBI was also unable to extract any information, during the Chechenya marathon case.

sajid
November 14, 2016 7:14 pm 7:14 PM

Well they took it without help of apple it just took them time

ford
November 14, 2016 1:25 pm 1:25 PM

r u Indian…… ?
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Munnu
November 14, 2016 1:02 pm 1:02 PM

TT readers, beware of the fake Munnu. Sudhakar, the eve-teaser, is using my name to get your attention.

Kirti Delhi
November 14, 2016 1:26 pm 1:26 PM

This one is fake i tracked the ip address

NMLl
November 14, 2016 3:04 pm 3:04 PM

You cant track the IP address of commenters, you idiot. You’ll need access to TT’s logs, assuming they even keep logs.

Munnu
November 14, 2016 2:48 pm 2:48 PM

Do a quick intelligence test instead of looking for the IP address to see whether it’s fake or not.
On TT’s intelligence scale of 0 to 10, I am 10 (Munnu = GOLD STANDARD) and Sudhakar is 0 (Lowest possible score known to mankind)..

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