iOS, Samsung apps popped at Pwn2Own

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iOS, Samsung apps popped at Pwn2Own

Vulnerabilities quietly disclosed.

Apps running on Samsung Galaxy S4 and iOS have been hacked at the Pwn2Own 2013 contest in Tokyo.

A local team from Mitsui Bussan Secure Directions collected $40,000 for installing malware and stealing personal data on the Android-powered Samsung Galaxy S4.

The group lured a user to a malicious website, gained system-level privileges and installed applications that allowed the team to gather information, including SMS messages, contacts and browsing history.

Chinese squad from Keen Cloud Tech took $27,500 for demonstrating two exploits against Safari on the iPhone 5. The group captured Facebook credentials on iOS 7.0.3 by stealing a Facebook cookie via social engineering, and also stole a photo on iOS 6.1.4.

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