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Geohot to hack Windows Phone 7 at Pwn2Own

updated 01:35 pm EST, Fri March 4, 2011

Pwn2Own competition will see GeoHot vs WP7 phone

At the fifth annual Pwn2Own competition next week, George Hotz (Geohot) will attempt to use his hacking skills that landed him in hot water with Sony to win prizes. This year's target platform will be Windows Phone 7, though other devices and operating systems will also take part. An attack will be judged successful if little or no user (owner) interaction is required and useful data is taken or a benefit gleaned by the hacker.

This may include listening in on conversations, making long-distance calls from the hacked device and more. Those who successfully do so in the shortest amount of time will $15,000 and the device that was hacked.

The lineup includes a Dell Venue Pro on Windows Phone 7, an iPhone 4 running iOS, a Blackberry Torch 9800 on Blackberry 6 OS and a Nexus S running Android.

A successful hack of any of the devices will win the contestant $15,000 and the device itself. TippingPoint has published time slots for various teams to attack the devices and one surprise is the inclusion of George Hotz, who is well-known for devising some of the very first iPhone unlocking attempts as well as cracking into the PS3. [via WinRumors]



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