More than a Billion iPhone iOS and Android cameraphone are affected by a flaw in the Wi-Fi Cpu

February 27th, 2020   Penny Snow   news Tags: , , ,

A key flaw has just been discovered in the Wi-Fi chips of a couple of phone models that potentially affect over a billion people. Reportedly, attackers are currently able of decrypting information, that was sent to these smartphone models, even if the sms were encrypted in the first place.

The flaw in question has been traced back to Wi-Fi chips that have been produced by a particular manufacturer named Cypress Semiconductor and Broadcom. Like the name suggests, the manufacturer deals with Wi-Fi parts and Cypress had first acquired Broadcom’s Wi-Fi operations back in 2016. The recently revealed Wi-Fi flaw affects both the WPA2-Personal and WPA2-Enterprise protocols on the affected smartphones.

more than a billion iphone ios and android cameraphone are affected by a flaw in the wi-fi cpu

The list of gadgets that are affected is found to be in both iPhones and Android phones. Additionally, they are Additionally found to be affecting Indeed models of iPad from Apple, Amazon Echo, Kindle readers, and Wi-Fi routers manufactured by Asus and Huawei. The vulnerability was first revealed by a Slovakian security firm called Eset, which has Additionally dubbed it as KrØØk when reporting it noted Presently (27th February 2020).

Like of right presently, the manufacturers whose smartphones are affected have already started issuing patches to fix the problem!, but it remains to be seen regarding the damage presently done. Other difficulty being that the user could not read the crucial patch notes, so if your smartphones are one of the affected products in the list down below, check for any pending software improved update and upgrade immediately.

Amazon Echo 2nd gen
Amazon Kindle 8th gen
Apple iPad mini 2
Apple iPhone 6
Apple iPhone 6S
Apple iPhone 8
Apple iPhone XR
Apple MacBook
Apple iPad Air
Google Nexus 5
Google Nexus 6
Google Nexus 6P
Raspberry Pi 3
Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S8
Xiaomi Redmi 3S

Unfortunately, Eset stated that it has still to test a lot of phones from another OEMs and there is a superior possibility of the vulnerability being much more widespread. Numerous companies have still to respond to the issue but so far, the higher than mentioned handset models are confirmed to have the problem!. Similarly, the affected routers would Additionally require the installation of the most recent firmware with the needed security patches to be secured.


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