Cyber Security

Security researcher unearths serious iOS and Android Wi-Fi exploit

“Security researcher Gal Beniamini — who works for Google’s Project Zero — recently unearthed a serious vulnerability affecting the Wi-Fi chipsets used in both iOS and Android devices. Detailing the proof-of-concept attack at length, Beniamini explains in an interesting blogpost how an attacker within range on a shared Wi-Fi network could potentially execute arbitrary code on a targeted device.

By chaining together a pair of exploits, Beniamini managed to demonstrate a ‘full device takeover by Wi-Fi proximity alone, requiring no user interaction.’ The attack was deemed to be serious enough that Apple wasted no time in patching up the vulnerability, having released iOS 10.3.1 earlier in the week.”

Source: Security researcher unearths serious iOS and Android Wi-Fi exploit – BGR

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