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Mac, iPhone Owners Susceptible to Hack Through WiFi, Apple Releases Security Patch


According to reports from Fox Business, Apple Inc has introduced one crucial security patch to fix vulnerability in every iOS device for safeguarding them from a probable hack which compromises the devices from the remote through WiFi.


The tech giant therefore advises end-users that they should load the updated OS for warding off one potentially severe online assault which could erase data from iPhones. The hack threatens Android devices too, but Google launched an update of its own previously in July.


According to USA Today, MacOS and iOS systems can be compromised with Broadpwn wherein hackers can gain control over end-users via certain flaw in the WiFi chipsets of Broadcom. Nitay Artenstein, security researcher from Exodus Intelligence revealed the flaw that lets attackers run random malware on WiFi chipsets provided they are in the range. Syracuse.com posted this dated July 24, 2017.


Elaborating the attack, Fortune states hackers can compromise the device through WiFi chips implanted within main processor of the device.


Apple Inc has introduced crucial updates to patch vulnerability in Mac computers and iOS devices for safeguarding them from a probable hack which might occur remotely through WiFi. Known as Broad Pawn, the virus poses severe threat. For Apple or iPhone device owners, it will only take a second to make their software up to date.


The National Vulnerability Database under National Institute of Standards and Technology has given Broadpwn a 9.8 severity rating from a total of 10 alternatively described it "critical."


During the weekend, Apple introduced the patch. Users of Mac computers, iPad and iPhone have been advised to take down the most recent software updates at the earliest for safeguarding their security. Users of any mobile device along with iPads and iPhones require downloading the most recent iOS software by going to Settings then General and finally Software Update from where to load iOS version 10.3.3.


Regarding owners of Mac, they need to press on Updates tab inside Mac App Store followed with loading macOS Sierra update till ver.10.12.6. Google was likewise vulnerable to Broadpwn so it released its own fix to update Android devices previously during July.

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