The Cockroach Even Google Can't Kill

Photo courtesy of Google

Photo courtesy of Google

Google couldn't have planned Samsung's massive losses better for the launch of their Apple-trolling Pixel phone. But now some of the trust of the device's security has been broken with their new Pixel phone being hacked twice in the last month.

It's pretty routine for new products to have weaknesses or bugs.  If every company were perfect, you wouldn't get all those patch updates popping up.  Leave it to the Chinese though to show us where those weaknesses are.  At least this group was an internet security company and the hack took place at a very public hacking competition this past Friday.

The group, from Qihoo 360 (the aforementioned security company), accessed Google Play on the device and then opened a page in Chrome that taunted, "Pwned By 360 Alpha Team."  And it only took 60 seconds.  LESS THAN A MINUTE.  Some mornings it takes me almost that long to type my password correctly, so I think I'll keep my day job.  The weakness in Chrome was fixed the next day.