We just covered a severe factory reset bug in Galaxy devices, while, Samsung’s latest Galaxy S22 flagship smartphone was hacked twice during the first day of the Pwn2Own Toronto 2022 hacking competition. On day 1, two contestants namely STAR Labs and Chim managed to hack the S22 third and second attempts.
- Update: Day 3
Interrupt Labs was able to execute their improper input validation attack against the Samsung Galaxy S22 in the Mobile Phone category. They earn $25K and 5 Master of Pwn points.
- Update: Day 2
Pentest Limited was able to execute their Improper Input Validation as the last Samsung Galaxy S22 attack in the Mobile Phone category. They earn $25K and 5 Master of Pwn points.
Pwn2Own Toronto 2022
2022 marks the 10th anniversary of Pwn2Own Toronto 2022, a consumer-focused hacking competition. For this year’s event, Pwn2Own Toronto has 26 contestants and teams attempting to exploit 66 targets across multiple categories, which also includes Samsung flagships.
- Initial: Day 1
According to the info, at Pwn2Own Toronto 2022 hacking competition, the team of STAR Labs became the first to successfully exploit a zero-day on the Galaxy S22 flagship device by executing their improper input validation attack, and won $50,000 and 5 Master of Pwn points.
Moreover, Chim, another contestant, also demoed a successful exploit targeting the Galaxy S22. Chim was able to execute an improper input validation attack and won $25,000 along with 5 Master of Pwn points. The reward amount is half since Chim got successful in the second round on the same device.
STAR Labs was able to execute their improper input validation attack on their 3rd try against the Samsung Galaxy S22. They earn $50K and 5 Master of Pwn points.
— Zero Day Initiative (@thezdi) December 6, 2022
Chim was able to execute their improper input validation attack against the Samsung Galaxy S22. They earn $25K (round 2) and 5 Master of Pwn points.
— Zero Day Initiative (@thezdi) December 6, 2022
Samsung’s New Galaxy Tab S9 FE and S9 FE Plus Showcase Sleek Design [Leak]
Samsung will soon unveil its new affordable tablet lineup – Galaxy Tab S9 FE. The company is said to bring two new tablets namely Galaxy Tab S9 FE and Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus. Ahead of the launch, a reliable source revealed official press pictures, which show the whole design.
The upcoming Galaxy Tab S9 FE is said to have a 10.9-inch display, while the larger Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus has a 12.4-inch diagonal. It’s worth mentioning that the company uses high-quality metal casings for the “Fan Edition” tablets, making them look similar to the flagship products.
These will be available in a number of different variants, depending on the country. Sources of Roland Quandt (via winfuture) only revealed images of the Light Gray variant of the Galaxy Tab S9 FE and Tab S9 FE Plus, however, there should also be versions in Lavender, Mint and Silver.
WhatsApp Unveils Innovative Features to Enhance Everyday Convenience for Users
On September 20, WhatsApp introduced several new features, which will help speed up how to get things done with businesses in a WhatsApp chat. The new features include faster chat experiences with Flows and choose your Payments Service such as cards.
WhatsApp launched ” Flows” making it possible for businesses to offer more experiences like quickly choosing your train seat, ordering a meal, or booking an appointment – all without leaving your chat.
With Flows, businesses will be able to provide rich menus and customizable forms that support different needs. We’ll make Flows available to businesses around the world using the WhatsApp Business Platform in the coming weeks.
Payment via UPI, debit/credit cards
People in India can now add items to their cart and send a payment using the method of their choice from all supported UPI apps, debit and credit cards, and more. Meta revealed that it’s working with partners Razorpay and PayU to make paying for something as simple as sending a message.
Meta says that it’s making it possible for businesses to receive verification, helping you know you’re chatting with the right business. To become Meta Verified, businesses demonstrate their authenticity to Meta and in return receive a verified badge, enhanced account support, and impersonation protection.
Meta Verified Features:
- Ability to create a custom WhatsApp page that is easily discoverable via a web search
- Multi-device support so multiple employees can respond to customers
In near future, the testing of Meta Verified will start with small businesses using the WhatsApp Business app.
Emoji 15.1 introduced for Android and iOS devices: 118 new emojis coming
Emoji 15.1 is the latest set of emojis approved by the Unicode Consortium, the organization that regulates the text encoding standard used by most digital devices. The latest version of Emoji adds 118 new emojis, including six new concepts, four new family combinations, and 108 new directions for six existing people emojis. These new emojis are expected to appear on various platforms in the first half of the next year.
All of these new emojis are created by combining existing emoji characters or sequences with a special character called a zero-width joiner (ZWJ). This allows for new designs without adding new characters to the Unicode Standard.
Emoji 15.1 is the first update to the Unicode Standard that does not introduce any new emoji characters since Unicode 12.1 in 2019. However, Unicode 15.1 does add several hundred new non-emoji characters to the standard. The total number of emojis recommended by Unicode is now 3,782.
- Head-Shaking Horizontally
- Head-Shaking Vertically
- Brown Mushroom
- Broken Chain
New Family Combinations
- Family: Adult, Adult, Child
- Family: Adult, Child, Child
- Family: Adult, Child
- Family: Adult, Adult, Child, Child
- Person Walking Facing Right
- Person Running Facing Right
- Person Kneeling Facing Right
- Person with White Cane Facing Right
- Person in Manual Wheelchair Facing Right
- Person in Motorized Wheelchair Facing Right