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Update your iOS devices, folks.

Discussion in 'Washington DC' started by Jo3030, Jul 19, 2017.

  1. Jo3030

    Jo3030 Moderator

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    If you use WiFi on iOS (cc: everybody) and hate getting hacked/looking stupid, get Apple's latest update

    https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-security-update-iphone-ipad-ios-hack-broadpwn/

    Apple released a security patch on Wednesday that you should really consider updating to if you enjoy using Wi-Fi on your iOS devices.

    So, you know, just about everybody should update.

    The iOS 10.3.3 update addresses vulnerabilities with your Contacts, Messages, Notifications, Safari and other issues. One of the more potentially damaging exploits was hidden in the iPhone's Wi-Fi chipset, where an attacker could take over a device remotely if it was searching for a signal.

    Hackers are constantly looking for vulnerabilities in systems, and outdated devices make for an easy target. Just look at how many old computers the WannaCry ransomware attack was able to take advantage of. Companies like Microsoft, Google and Apple can release updates to fix their flaws, but it doesn't matter if people aren't downloading them.

    For this Wi-Fi-based attack, you'll want to upgrade. If your iOS device has its Wi-Fi turned on, attackers in range could find your device, remotely take over its Wi-Fi chip and crash your phone.

    This is the Broadpwn exploit, which Google patched for Android devices on July 5, listing it as a critical security flaw. It affected a broad range of devices from companies like HTC, LG and Samsung. The attack doesn't need your device's PIN or password to exploit the weakness.

    On the US's National Institute of Standards and Technology severity scale, Broadpwn scored a 9.8 out of 10.

    Apple said the vulnerability it patched affected the iPhone 5 to iPhone 7, the fourth-generation iPad and later versions, and the iPod Touch 6th generation.

    Nitay Artenstein, a security researcher at Exodus Intelligence, discovered the exploit and will be providing more details about his findings at a Black Hat presentation in Las Vegas on July 27.
     
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  2. a_Magillacutty

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  3. I owe u beer for this.
     
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  4. Jo3030

    Jo3030 Moderator

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    9.8 out of 10.
    I mean, that's up there LOL
     
  5. Emp9

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    ahhh they want you to update to ruin peoples jailbreaks.
     
  6. Jo3030

    Jo3030 Moderator

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    Not jailbroken over here but yea I'd assume it'd un-do whatever was there before.
     
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  7. Emp9

    Emp9

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    this could be a real vuneralbilty , but in the past i think they made it up to get rid of the jailbroken phones
     
  8. Jo3030

    Jo3030 Moderator

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    It's possible.
    I do think though that this one is as extreme as it's gonna get.
    I'd rather update and not find out later my phone is useless while I'm trying to make money.
    It's a tool we use for making money, might as well make sure it's in good secure shape.
     
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