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Scary bug gives hackers full control over your iPhone – update to iOS 10.3.3 right now

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Android often makes the news for being the mobile platform that more susceptible to malware. But that does not mean that the iOS is completely safe. In fact, it appears that hackers can steal your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch and control without their knowledge. So it is better for you to update your device with the latest version of iOS, which has just been published.

Even the new iPhone 7 is a potential target, so do not think that just because it is cool hardware, cannot be attacked by malicious individuals. Apple said on its support pages that iPhone 5 or later, the iPad 4th generation or later and the iPod touch 6th generation are all affected by this serious error.

The problem concerns the iPhone Wi-Fi chips of Broadcom. If Wi-Fi is turned on your iOS device, hackers can assume the Wifi chip. From there you can take control of the main chip and therefore all the phone.

It was the exodus of the intelligence of the security researcher Nitay Artenstein which discloses the vulnerability to Apple, showing that hackers can “run code in the main application processor.” He explains exactly how it is possible to do this on an iOS device in the next BlackHat conference.

The question of security is so serious that can affect a wide variety of devices that are connected to a Wi-Fi network using the same Broadcom chips. Yes, Android is also affected by this Broadpwn exploit, CNET explains. Google patched the issue on 5 July, but unlike iOS when updates are available as soon as Apple launches, you might have to wait to receive yours.

Returning to iOS security, you must install the iOS 10.3.3 Update now to avoid any Broadpwn issues.

Via | BGR

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