New iPhone 4 Jailbreaking Method Coming In Pwn2Own Contest

A new way to jailbreak iphone 4 is on its way in the Pwn2Own Contest to be held this year on March 9 to 11 2011 at the Sheraton Wall Centre hotel in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Image above is Ralf-Philipp Weinmann (at the center) with organizers of the Pwn2Own contest at CanSecWest conference in Vancouver last year .

According to computer security experts , developers have found a complete new way to jailbreak and unlock the baseband processor used in smart phones , like the one on Apple iPhone and Android Phones , that is used to communicate with cellular towers . According to their findings , developers have found a vulnerability in the chip made by Qualcomm and Infineon which processes radio signals .

This exploit can be injected into the vulnerable mobile device by making the user visit a malicious website containing the code and then hack into the phone memory through the web browser . This is a brand new way of baseband hacking which Iphone Dev Team team has been trying to do for a long time to unlock iPhone’s.

I see a major headache for phone makers coming this March. Stay tuned and keep an eye on this blog for latest jailbreak news and updates. Subscribe to our News via Email Service . Follow us on Facebook.