Most smartphone hacks these days, even the most dangerous ones, require some sort of user interaction — sounding on a join, opening a content, installing an app — for the intruder to gain control of the design.
But a particularly nasty iPhone exploit( via Ars Technica) allowed for an attacker to instant take over someone’s iPhone from great distances, without the need for any user interaction. It’s certainly as unnerving as it tones: Really look at the video of it in action, below.
The exploit was found by security researcher Ian Beer, who works at Google’s Project Zero team. It involves a vulnerability in AWDL, Apple’s protocol that allows iPhones, Macs, and other maneuvers to create peer-to-peer mesh structures, which enable features such as AirDrop and AirPlay. Read more …
Read more: mashable.com