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Galaxy S23 Gets Hacked Twice in a Day at a Hacking Contest, Showcases Poor Safety Against Hacks | #hacking | #cybersecurity | #infosec | #comptia | #pentest | #hacker


It appears that the Galaxy S23 is not at all safe against hacking attempts, as the device has gone through two hacks on the first day of the Pwn2Own hacking contest taking place in Toronto.

The first exploit came out from an allowed list of inputs that were mentioned by the competition, whereas teh second group managed to exploit Galaxy S23’s input validation technique. This means with the help of improper input validation, hackers can dupe an app and then execute a malicious code and even have control of various resources on the device.

The Galaxy S23 might not be safe against certain hacks, but they will be patched before anything goes wrong

The rules clearly state that the entrants have to “compromise the device by browsing to web content in the default browser for the target under test” or by using NFC, Wi-Fi, or Bluetooth. The device also needs to be running on the latest software and security patch version, which is not something that the Galaxy S23 should have a problem with.

Now, before you get worries about your Galaxy S23 not being safe enough, it is worth noting that the entire competition took place in a safe space, and the prize money went to ethical hackers and researchers so they could discover the vulnerabilities in these phones. This also means that the exploits are already documented, and we should have a fix for them soon.

The Galaxy S23 wasn’t the only phone that was part of this hacking competition. The Pixel 7, iPhone 14, and Xiaomi 13 Pro were also part of this hacking competition. However, Google’s and Apple’s devices managed to come out without getting hacked, whereas the Xiaomi 13 Pro fell victim to two breaches.

While these breaches look like they are scary, and I would imagine the same for my phones, the good news is that they are conducted for the betterment. The researchers are given access to the prize money, and more importantly, with the information gathered from these hacking contests, it becomes a lot easier for device manufacturers to ensure that proper measures are being used to prevent these devices from running into these issues.

News Source: ZeroDayInitiative

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