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# 218088 25-Jul-2017 15:22
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Apple is urging it's users to upgrade their phones to secure against BroadPwn

 

Failing to do so, may give someone control of your device. 

 

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11894817


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  # 1829155 25-Jul-2017 15:30
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Sound very lucky that it doesn't apparently affect people who have a device that no longer gets ios updates. eg older than an iphone 5 or ipod 6 gen.


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  # 1829158 25-Jul-2017 15:35
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The troubling bug only requires users' iOS device to have Wi-Fi turned on for hackers to gain access to assume control of the phone's processor - the central computer runs all the basic system instructions.

 

Pretty sure it only gives access to the Wifi chip itself, another exploit would be required to gain access to anything else


 
 
 
 


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  # 1829159 25-Jul-2017 15:35
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I assume this refers to iOS 10.3.3?




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  # 1829162 25-Jul-2017 15:41
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gehenna:

 

I assume this refers to iOS 10.3.3?

 

 

 

 

Yes it does.

 

 


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  # 1829171 25-Jul-2017 15:56
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So what your saying is that Apples can get Viruses!!! Oh my god the whole internet has to be re written! 

 

I am on 10.3.2 on a 5S. It lags so, so, so, so bad. Can't complain about a free phone tho. It doesnt allow me to update, I am up to date! 


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  # 1829234 25-Jul-2017 17:07
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Coil:

 

So what your saying is that Apples can get Viruses!!! Oh my god the whole internet has to be re written! 

 

I am on 10.3.2 on a 5S. It lags so, so, so, so bad. Can't complain about a free phone tho. It doesnt allow me to update, I am up to date! 

 

 

 

 

I've had 10.3.3 on mine for a while, and no bad lag to it. Maybe you have a hardware problem if it also won't download 10.3.3. Hardware problems can cause lag problems, as my samsung had a problem with it's wifi, and it caused terrible lag when it was enabled.


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  # 1829238 25-Jul-2017 17:18
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Coil:

 

I am on 10.3.2 on a 5S. It lags so, so, so, so bad. Can't complain about a free phone tho. It doesnt allow me to update, I am up to date! 

 

 

 

 

Maybe yours has already been hacked and at this point in time is getting ready to take over your life and identity.





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  # 1836026 2-Aug-2017 19:11
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Anyone else notice poor battery life post upgrade to 10.3.3?

My 6 month old iPhone 7 will go from 20% battery life to dead in 20 seconds. You can watch the percentage dropping that fast with no apps running.

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  # 1836340 3-Aug-2017 10:30
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So on IOS 11.3 (Beta) i should be good, right? ;)


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  # 1840848 7-Aug-2017 22:55
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Does anyone know if disabling WiFi will protect from Broadpwn? I have an android phone with a BCM43XX chip, but it will never be updated. I was wondering if it would be safe just to disable the WiFi (this phone is used as a backup for making texts and calls occasionally, doesn't need WiFi). It seems like disabling WiFi should be enough, but I don't know exactly what is disabled by that setting, and the fact that Broadpwn can be installed without one even being connected to the AP makes me worry.


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  # 1840851 7-Aug-2017 23:06
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Yes just turn off Wi-Fi on the handset

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  # 1840899 8-Aug-2017 08:57
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The advice really should be... keep your devices updated *FULLSTOP*

 

It's not just an iPhone issue. It's also patched in Android without the media circus and known to affect (at least) these devices:

 

  • Samsung Galaxy from S3 through S8, inclusive
  • All Samsung Notes3. Nexus 5, 6, 6X and 6P
  • All iPhones after iPhone 5

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That's not helpful advice for the massive number of android phones that have been abandoned and will never see another update.

It affects all phones using a Broadcom BCM43XX family chip.

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Oubadah: That's not helpful advice for the massive number of android phones that have been abandoned and will never see another update.

 

That's true... but I don't know what advice there is for that situation. Make sure your phone manufacture maintains security updates when you select a device - too late now? Turning off Wifi seems to defy the point of owning the device. 


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  # 1841004 8-Aug-2017 12:04
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caminham:

 

That's true... but I don't know what advice there is for that situation. Make sure your phone manufacture maintains security updates when you select a device - too late now? Turning off Wifi seems to defy the point of owning the device. 

 

 

Like I said, in this case I don't need the WiFi, so it doesn't matter.

 

I've already made the decision to switch to iOS months ago because of this Android support situation. My main phone is now an iPhone SE. The problem is that the iPhone SE seems like the only "affordable" phone with dependable long term support at the moment, thanks to Google killing Nexus. That's OK with me, because I'm happy with a tiny phone, but for someone like my mother who needs a larger screen, there are ZERO iPhone or Pixel options below 1K. That's ridiculous.

 

I notice that Nokia seems to be living up to their promise of timely updates for the Nokia 6 so far, but that phone isn't even officially for sale here, and there are only dodgy outfits on PriceSpy selling the Chinese market version. It's also anyone's guess how long Nokia will support the phone for, even if the updates are released quickly.


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