Apple issues a mobile security alert on its iOS vulnerability

    Apple iPhone has made it official yesterday that it has fixed a bug in its iOS 10.3.3 software which otherwise exposed iPhone users to hackers via Wi-Fi. Apple, Inc admitted that the flaw could expose an iPhone User’s private info (such as your pics) to hackers if & when exploited.

    Thus, Apple has issued a public notification to all iPhone and iPad users to update their phones’ software as soon as possible.

    Technically speaking, the security patch was issued by the world’ renowned phone maker early this week and experts say that the fix surely stops hackers from breaking into your iPhone or iPad.

    The update is available for those users who are using iPhone 5 and later, iPad 4th generation and later and iPod touch 6th generation.

    Apart from the said vulnerability, iOS 10.3.3 is also offering fixes to several vulnerabilities such as the Wi-Fi Bugs.

    According to the details available to our Cybersecurity Insiders, the glitch allowed hackers to access and alter the devices’ Broadcom Wi-Fi Chip which could then snatch the control of the device.

    The Apple security document issued to the media yesterday says that any attacker within the range of an apple device can execute an arbitrary code on the Wi-Fi chip to take over the access.

    Cupertino based phone manufacturing giant said that the issue was related to memory corruption issues and was handled with the help of new code which could handle the memory in an improved way.

    Security experts from Malwarebytes say that many smart phones use these chips to connect to Wi-Fi and this includes Google’s Pixel, Samsung 7 and HTC.

    Details about the bug, known as CVE-2017-9417 was published in an Android security bulletin in the first week of this month and Apple came up with a fix by this month end.

    This shows how concerned the phone maker is when it comes to the mobile security features of its iPhone and iPad users.

    Naveen Goud
    Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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