iOS 11.1 Hacked One Day After Its Release

iOS 11.1 was hacked by security researchers one day after its release!

Security News of the exploits came from Trend Micro’s Mobile Pwn2Own contest in Tokyo, where security researchers found two vulnerabilities in Safari, the mobile operating system’s browser, zdnet reported.

It took researchers from Tencent few seconds to exploit two bugs in the new iOS — one in the browser and one in a system service that let a malicious app persist through a reboot.

Another bug in Safari let researchers break the systems sandbox to cause real damage.

The exploits won’t be made public till Apple updates the iOS, or three months pass for responsible disclosure, whichever is first.

iOS 11.1, the latest version of the iPhone and iPad operating system, was released Tuesday, with several new features, emojis, and security fixes — including a patch for the so-called KRACK wireless network vulnerability.

These security news are not the first occasion that Apple is left embarrassed after researchers exposed a zero-day vulnerability in the company’s new OS High Sierra.

Mohamad El Hout, MBA, M.Eng., CISSP

Mohamad is an entrepreneur and a Senior Security Consultant dealing with the design and delivery of standard and complex security gateway solutions, covering a wide range of cutting edge technologies. His interests include business, technology, leadership, sports, and the continuous pursuit of knowledge.

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