Hackers Discover iPhone X Bug Exposing Files, Including Deleted Photos

Hacker group Fluoroacetate managed to break into the iPhone X at the Pwn2Own hacking contest in Tokyo using a vulnerability in Safari browser, and according to new details that were shared after the event, the bug can be used to gain unauthorized access to user files.

Richard Zhu and Amat Cama compromised an iPhone X running iOS 12.1, which is the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system, and extracted data from the device, including a photo that was previously deleted.

The complex nature of the hack makes it highly unlikely to be used by other malicious actors out there, and the hackers have already reported the bug to Apple.

A patch is already on its way, the Cupertino-based company explains, though an ETA hasn’t been provided just yet.

Bug already reported to Apple

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