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Google Pixel hacked in 60 seconds by Chinese hackers



Qihoo 360

Chinese hackers have successfully hacked Google’s latest flagship phone, the Pixel.

At the PwnFest 2016 hacking competition in Seoul, South Korea, a team of white-hat hackers named Qihoo 360 demonstrated an exploit using zero-day vulnerability on the Pixel. The exploit allowed for remote code execution on the phone, launching the Google Play Store and displaying a message that read “Pwned by 360 Alpha Team” on Chrome. This 60-second hack rewarded the hackers with $120,000 in cash prize.

Qihoo 360

Not just the Pixel, but Cupertino’s web browser also fell. Qihoo 360 breached Apple Safari on macOS Seirra in 20 minutes with a root privilege escalation zero day for an additional $80,000. Qihoo 360 also exploited Microsoft Edge and Adobe Flash, and walked away with $520,000 in cash prizes.

/TheNextWeb & The Register

1 Comment

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  1. Ronald Collins

    November 13, 2016 at 9:05 PM

    I wonder what’s next on there agenda?

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