Apple Update Addresses Wi-Fi Security Flaw
Apple’s recent software update addresses several security issues, including one that allowed a remote attacker to take over a device searching for a Wi-Fi connection.
The Wi-Fi flaw, dubbed Broadpwn, will be demonstrated at Black Hat July 27 by the security researcher Nitay Artenstein. Artenstein said the vulnerability in Broadcomm’s Wi-Fi chipset was also in a variety of other phones, including Androids made by Samsung, HTC and Nexus. Google released a patch to address the issue July 5.
The iOS update, released July 19, also addresses bugs in contacts, notifications and the Safari web browser for iPhone 5 through 7, iPads (fourth generation and up) and iPod Touch (sixth generation).
July 19, 2017
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