It only took 55 seconds for hackers to break into the Samsung Galaxy S22

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Moreover, within a few days of the Pwn2Own event, the Galaxy S22 was hacked four times

Not on purpose, but as part of the Pwn2Own event to find vulnerabilities in commercial products, hackers hacked the Samsung Galaxy S22 several times.

Samsung Galaxy S22
Samsung Galaxy S22

The annual Pwn2Own event organized by the Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) was held in Toronto, Canada. In essence, this is a research conference where hackers can demonstrate their ability to break into commercial products. Subsequently, all data is transferred to manufacturers in order for them to “patch holes”.

As part of Pwn2Own, hackers discovered various vulnerabilities in HP, NETGEAR, Synology, Sonos, TP-Link, Canon, Lexmark and Western Digital network-attached drives (NAS), but the fastest they managed to hack into the Samsung Galaxy S22.

On the first day of Pwn2Own, the hacking teams STAR Labs and Chim found two security holes in the Galaxy S22 that allowed full access to the phone. On the second day of the event, hackers from the Pentest Limited group hacked the phone again, and on the third day, the Galaxy S22 was hacked for the fourth time, and in record time – in just 55 seconds.

It is important to note that all devices provided for hacking as part of Pwn2Own have all the latest updates installed – this is one of the requirements of the competition

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