hacking mobile

Pierluigi Paganini March 02, 2020
SurfingAttack – hacking phones via ultrasonic waves

SurfingAttack is an attacking technique that allows to wake up mobile device and control them using voice commands encoded in ultrasonic waves. SurfingAttack is a hacking technique that sees voice commands encoded in ultrasonic waves silently activate a mobile phone’s digital assistant. The technique could be used to do several actions such as making phone […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 04, 2019
Metro Bank is the first bank that disclosed SS7 attacks against its customers

Metro Bank has become the first major bank to disclose SS7 attacks against its customers, but experts believe it isn’t an isolated case. A new type of cyber attack was used for the first time against the Metro Bank, threat actors are leveraging known flaws in the SS7 signaling protocol to intercept the codes sent via […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 10, 2016
Hacking mobile via hidden voice commands embedded in YouTube videos

A group of researchers has devised a new method for hacking mobile devices by using hidden voice commands in YouTube videos. A group of researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, and Georgetown University has devised a method for hacking mobile devices by using hidden voice commands embedded in YouTube videos. In order to hack […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 15, 2013
Pwn2Own 2013 Contest – Samsung Galaxy S4 and iPhone 5 0-day exploits

At last HP’s Pwn2Own 2013 contest hacking teams from Japan and China compromised iPhone 5 running iOS 6 and iOS 7 and a Samsung Galaxy S4. During the last HP’s Pwn2Own 2013 contest at Information Security Conference PacSec 2013 in Tokyo, two teams of Chinese and Japanese hackers demonstrated the exploitation of zero-day vulnerability in Apple’s Safari browser for […]