The USBKill Team undertook a significant test using the USBKill V4 Professional on the iPhone 15. This article explores our discoveries and their broader impact on the field of digital security.
The Test Setup: Our objective was straightforward yet critical: assess the resilience of the iPhone 15's USB data port against USB power surge attacks. For this, we employed the USBKill V4 Professional, a tool renowned in penetration testing circles for its effectiveness in simulating power surge attacks on USB ports.
Unexpected Results: Contrary to expectations, while the iPhone 15 withstood the power surge, its USB data port succumbed to the attack. Interestingly, the device's charging capabilities remained intact. This outcome opens a new discussion about the robustness of current smartphone designs against unconventional security threats.
Implications for Security Professionals: These findings are crucial for red teamers and pentesters. They highlight a potential security loophole in one of the most widely used smartphones. The test underscores the need for comprehensive security strategies that consider physical vulnerabilities alongside software and network weaknesses.
Conclusion: Our test with the USBKill V4 on the iPhone 15 is a small yet significant step in understanding the comprehensive security landscape of modern devices. For red teamers, pentesters, and security professionals, it's a reminder of the ever-present need to evolve and adapt in the face of new vulnerabilities.
check out the video of the test: