Apple's iPhone commandeered at hacker contest days before new release
A Galaxy S3 running latest available Android operating system is also toppled.
by Dan Goodin Sept 19 2012 Ars Technica
Just days before Apple was set to release the highly anticipated iPhone 5, security researchers demonstrated a hack they said allowed them to pilfer the address book, photos, videos, and browsing history from the iPhone 4S.
The exploit-disclosed at a hacker contest that also successfully hijacked a Samsung Galaxy S3 phone running Google's Android operating system-works on a developer version of iOS 6, according to ZDNet. That means it likely works against the iPhone 5 that was scheduled for release on Friday. It also works against current versions of Apple's iPad and iPod Touch devices.