Google Pixel Pwned In 60 Seconds

Posted by Megalith 10:57 AM (CST)

Saturday November 12, 2016

Google’s flagship was hacked within a minute during a hacking competition. All aspects of the phone, which includes contacts, photos, messages, and phone calls, were compromised. Here’s hoping that the patch rolls out sooner rather than later.

The Google Pixel fell to a team of Chinese hackers alongside Apple Safari and Adobe Flash at the PwnFest hacking competition in Seoul on Friday. Mountain View's latest offering was smashed by white-hat friendlies from Qihoo 360, who used an undisclosed vulnerability to gain remote code execution for $120,000 cash prize. The exploit launched the Google Play store before opening Chrome and displaying a web page reading "Pwned By 360 Alpha Team". Google will now work on a patch for the flaw. It was the second time in as many weeks that the Pixel has been compromised.