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Windows Phone 8 to Get Hacked at Malcon Security Conference? By 16 Year Old?

November 16, 2012 2 Comments

Windows Phone 7 made a good name for itself as a mobile operating system that could not and would not get hacked. Now with Windows Phone 8 only a few days old, Shantanu Gawde, a 16 year old kid from India is making claim that he can hack the system . Not only hack it but make to steal your contact information, personal data and photos from the WP8 handsets.

This is no regular kid however as he was Microsoft Certified at age 7. He is also known as the youngest “ethical hacker” in India. This kid even hacked into a Kinect and allowed it to take photographs of their users without their consent.

He has schedule time at the Malcon Security Conference on November 23rd to show off what he can do.

Microsoft, please be watching so that you can patch it as soon as he does.

Update:  Turns out the kid is using a developer device and sideloading he’s app own app onto it. This in fact doesn’t pose a danger to anyone really.

Thanks davepermen for the tip

 

Source:  Sophos via: Phonearena, pocketnow

 

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