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Apple Just Patched a Serious Vulnerability in Broadcom's Wi-Fi Chip, Upgrade to iOS 10.3.3 Now!

Apple Just Patched a Serious Vulnerability in Broadcom's Wi-Fi Chip, Upgrade to iOS 10.3.3 Now!

Posted July 20, 2017 at 10:32pm by iClarified
With the release of iOS 10.3.3 yesterday, Apple has patched a serious vulnerability in the Broadcom Wi-Fi chip used in recent iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices.

Dubbed Broadpwn, the vulnerability was found by Exodus Intelligence researcher Nitay Artenstein.

Meet Broadpwn, a vulnerability in Broadcom's Wi-Fi chipsets which affects millions of Android and iOS devices, and can be triggered remotely, without user interaction. The Broadcom BCM43xx family of Wi-Fi chips is found in an extraordinarily wide range of mobile devices - from various iPhone models, to HTC, LG, Nexus and practically the full range of Samsung flagship devices.

At Blackhat USA 2017 (July 22-24), Artenstein will explain how the bug was found and exploited to achieve full code execution and how they went on to leverage control of the Wi-Fi chip in order to run code in the main application processor.

Here's the security note detailing Apple's Broadpwn fix...

● Available for: iPhone 5 and later, iPad 4th generation and later, and iPod touch 6th generation
● Impact: An attacker within range may be able to execute arbitrary code on the Wi-Fi chip
● Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved memory handling.
● CVE-2017-9417: Nitay Artenstein of Exodus Intelligence

You can download the new iOS 10.3.3 firmware directly using the links below:
Where to Download iPhone Firmware From
Where to Download iPad Firmware From
Where to Download iPod touch Firmware From

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Chip - July 21, 2017 at 2:42pm
The jailbreaks are very unstable indeed, I'm still on 9 but I I'll be getting a new iPhone soon keeping the jailbreak on the current for the free stuff.
D4xM4Nx - July 21, 2017 at 9:40am
Anything to make us jailbreakers lose our stuff eh, Apple? Android has had this 'bug' in the past but no one worried a lot. What u/SaurikIT suggested not to try, were the early iOS jailbreaks (e.g. 2.0~) but not the current ones although he didn't find them as a good idea since they're somewhat unstable and hard to maintain. What he clearly expressed, is his wish that the jailbreaks died so the fight could be taken to stage 2 against Apple to demand freedom in iOS for customization. The JB devs usually patch dangerous security holes once exposed, sit tight and it may happen soon. Check r/jailbreak for further data and updates on the situation if any.
LMK - July 20, 2017 at 10:39pm
Upgrade or stay on 10.2 on 7 and hope for a jb?
Vang - July 21, 2017 at 1:15am
Just update. jailbreak is dead. The man who runs Cydia even don't recommend further jailbreaks. Unstable and Im sure soon to be unsupported. Look up Everythingapplepro on youtube.
ChiChi - July 21, 2017 at 5:26am
Exactly jailbreak has been dead for years. Not only it has been unstable it is also unsecured. I do not understand why people still holding on it.
Chip - July 21, 2017 at 2:40pm
He's right Jay Freeman said it he hype the jailbreaking anymore. Like everything else in the world there will be an end. Hopefully the hackers van get apple to add more useful apps from these devs.
Chip - July 21, 2017 at 2:41pm
He don't hype it anymore.
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