Monday, June 3, 2013

GeorgiaTech Researchers can hack your iPhone via charger

The use of small hardware devices (Arduino, Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone) to hack systems is one I've touched on before.  At the recent HackMiami Conference there was a very good presentation on this.  I think this is a vector that not too many security professionals are aware of, to their detriment.

HERE is a recent article on some researchers at the Georgia Tech who say they can infect an iPhone via a charger.  They will be showing how they did it at the upcoming Black Hat conference.

Apparently it's done with a BeagleBoard, which is a sizable device.  A BeagleBone would have been smaller, and easier to fit into a surge protector/power strip then a BeagleBoard.  But maybe they were looking for more proof of concept.


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