When you delete a photo on your iOS device it stays in your deleted box for a period of time before it is removed completely . Now pair of hackers have managed to get their handset on a deleted photo on Apple’s iPhone X.
Hackers Richard Zhu and Amat Cama were able to retrieve a deleted photos on an iPhone X running the latest version of Apple’s mobile OS, iOS 12.1.
The hack was done as part of the Mobile Pwn2Own contest which took place in Tokyo, the pair managed to exploit a weakness in Apple’s Safari browser.
Confirmed! The @fluoroacetate duo combined a bug in JIT with an Out-Of-Bounds Access to exfiltrate data from the iPhone. In the demo, they grabbed a previously deleted photo. In doing so, they earn themselves $50K and 8 Master of Pwn points. #P2OTokyo
— Zero Day Initiative (@thezdi) November 14, 2018
Apple has apparently now been informed about the exploit, so hopefully this will get fixed in a future software update.