Hackers find iPhone X bug accessing deleted pics, earn ₹35L
Hackers find iPhone X bug: Two hackers have earned a bounty of ₹35 lakh for finding an iPhone X bug that gives access to deleted photos or files.They believe it could be deployed through a malicious WiFi access point, and accessed via just-in-time (JIT) compiler which helps iPhones run faster. The bug was discovered at a contest for hackers to find iOS and Android bugs.
Twice a year, an international contest called Pwn2Own – the Olympic Games of competitive hacking, if you like – gives the world’s top bug-hunters a chance to show off their skills.
The word pwn, if you aren’t familiar with it already, is hacker jargon for “own”, as in “owning” someone’s computer – and, with it, their data – by taking control of it behind their back.