A Chinese hacker team has already hacked the latest version of Apple’s operating system on the iPhone 13 Pro. Although iOS 15.0.2 has only been available for a week, the hackers managed to hack into the phone within 15 seconds.
The good news is that the hack took place during a match. The team hacked into the phone during a popular cybersecurity competition in Chengdu, China.
Reward for jailbreaking
The competition, called Tianfu Cup, was held on October 16 and 17. It allows ethical hackers to find all vulnerabilities in popular operating systems and software. The fastest and best hacks also win a cash prize.
Team ‘Kunlun Lab’ took home $120,000 in cash for jailbreaking the iPhone 13 Pro that already works with iOS 15.0.2. Jailbreaking is jargon for removing Apple’s security. The team managed to exploit a code in the Apple browser Safari to gain access to the device. The hack only lasted 15 seconds.
Another team, PangU, managed to jailbreak the same phone remotely. For this, it won $300,000, which is the highest prize in the competition.