(Bonus points if you know the source of my post title.)
During Pwn2Own this year, hackers will do their best to break into all manner of smartphones, using only their guile, quick wits, and a previously undisclosed bug in one of the devices.
“The mobile device targets will include fully patched BlackBerry, Android, iPhone, Symbian and Windows Mobile phones in their default configurations.”
(from the Rules as posted by the Tipping Point Zero Day Initiative Team)
And the prize? Oh, just the “pwned” phone, 1 year of service, and $10,000. You know, small potatoes.
Now, excuse me while I take a look at the IR port on my xv6700. I think they leave that open by default, and I BET there’s a buffer overflow tucked in there someplace.
What do you think? Which device will be the first to fall?Let us know in the comments.
Many thanks to Gregg Keizer of ComputerWorld for his excellent article!