Apple has already earned the title of seeding most secure mobile operating system in iPhone & iPad devices. We have seen security experts burning their time on breaking several iOS vulnerabilities to hack into iOS. However, majority of hacks and tricks on iOS that allows unwanted access to iOS comes true through jailbreak exploits. iPhone and iPad devices are praised as secure devices, and people love to use their devices to access confidential data, but there is going to be a big mess for Apple Security. A group of researchers has claimed that they can seed a malware into an iPhone devices using a charger adapter on latest iOS running version.
Yes, it is going to be a big security risk for everyone out there, and really shocking moment for Apple to know that their iOS system is vulnerable via custom made adapter that can load a malware system on iOS device within 60 seconds without even warning and prompting the user. Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology claims to demo a hack with custom adapter that will allow them to hack into an iPhone within 60 seconds. Researchers are getting ready to show off their hard-work in front of several security experts, and will not reveal the actual process of hacking an iPhone.
According to a report by Forbes, the custom charger that is built by researcher costs only $45, and can easily hide their malicious application on iPhone devices such as Apple hides their original applications in SpringBoard of iPad and iPhone. The results of experiment are really shocking for everyone, and especially for Apple.
The group of researchers have already reached Apple, but they are yet to hear anything from company. Furthermore, they will show proof-of-concept at upcoming Black Hat Conference in late July. The group has warned that one can easily built a notorious charger for your iPhone, and can use it in public place to gain control over massive iPhone and iPad devices without their owners acknowledge.