On the second day of Pwn2Own’s hackers were able exploit the iPhone 4 and the Blackberry browser. Also, on the first day of Pwn2Own, the preys of hackers were Internet Explorer 8 and Safari, thanks to the vulnerability that helped hackers to hack and own the devices.

iPhone 4 was pwned by veteran Pwn2Own Winner Charlie Miler, who was able to exploit the vulnerable program that helped him to run arbitrary code on iPhone after visiting a specifically-crafted website. The iPhone which was containing the vulnerability was running on iOS version 4.2.1 and unfortunately the same vulnerable program helped him to exploit the device running on iOS 4.3 platform.

iPhone 4 and BlackBerry Browser Hacked @Pwn2Own


Secondly, hacking BlackBerry’s browser in BlackBerry Torch 9800 was not easy as there is no debugger available for that version of BlackBerry browser. So, for pwning BB Browser it required combining two information leak bugs and a lot of trial and error work and the only requirement for the exploit to work was that a specially formatted web page.

Additionally, Google Nexus S (Android powered) and a Windows Phone 7 device were also in the queue at Pwn2Own event for testing, but the team which was chosen to do this did not able to do it (Unfortunately!).