Hackers at the Mobile Pwn2Own hacking competition in Amsterdam this week have uncovered a security flaw that allows attackers to swipe iPhone users’ pictures, address books and browser histories from their phones. TechWorld reports that the hackers created a Webkit browser exploit that circumvents Safari’s security protocols if a user happens to be on a page where the malicious code is running. The hackers told TechWorld that the browser exploit “works on iOS 5.1.1 and the developer release of iOS 6, and probably also works on the iPhone 5,” so it’s not as though upgrading to the new iPhone will deliver instant protection. Read the full story at Boy Genius Report.
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Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.