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).