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Wi-Fi Chip in iPhones, Samsung & Nexus Phones, Vulnerable to Over-the-Air Hack
5 April 2017, 3:06 am

Security researchers from Google's Project Zero have discovered a sophisticated and nasty bug affecting Wi-Fi chips from Broadcom, a supplier who provides gear for iPhones, Nexuses and Samsung devices. 

According to Gal Baniamini, the Project Zero researcher signing the detailed blog post on the exploit, by chaining together a series of exploits, an attacker could perform a full device takeover via Wi-Fi proximity alone, requiring no user interaction. In plain speak, if you're on the same Wi-Fi network as the attacker, like a public hotspot, they could quietly compromise your device without you even knowing. 

The demonstration was made on a Nexus 6P, but the problem affects all devices running on Broadcom WiFi SoCs, including Nexus 5 and 6, most Samsung flagship devices, and all iPhones since the iPhone 4. Broadcom has already been notified and collaborated with G... (read more)

Source: Softpedia News / Security

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