NFC Used To Attack Galaxy 3 Mobiles

As part of the EuSecWest mobile Pwn2Own hacker contest, researchers have demonstrated how to use NFC to pwn a Samsung Galaxy 3

In Amsterdam this week, a UK-based research team including Tyrone Erasmus, Jacques Louw, Jon Butler and Nils claimed a $30,000 prize by executing a zero-day flaw in the phone's document viewer to launch a code execution attack. The malicious file, sent by NFC, was opened automatically by Android's document viewer.

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