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(Vice)   Install a wormable radio-proximity exploit which allows me to gain complete control over any iPhone in my vicinity. View all the photos, read all the email, copy all the private messages and monitor everything which happens on there in real-time   (vice.com) divider line
    More: Scary, IPhone, Black Death, Bubonic plague, Ian Beer, App Store, Apple Inc., Mobile phone, SIM lock  
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1090 clicks; posted to STEM » on 02 Dec 2020 at 11:38 PM (7 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-12-02 7:14:16 PM  
That will make you want to update your IOS in one f@cking hurry.
 
2020-12-02 7:18:51 PM  
The bugs that Beer found to develop this exploit chain have all been patched since iOS 13.5, released in May of this year.

Yea, what the uppermost poster said...
 
2020-12-02 7:33:03 PM  

scottydoesntknow: The bugs that Beer found to develop this exploit chain have all been patched since iOS 13.5, released in May of this year.

Yea, what the uppermost poster said...


Bugs likes beer...
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2020-12-02 9:25:08 PM  
Looks like its a Broadcom chip in the Murata wifi module used in recent iPhones. That would seem to indicate that more than just iPhones would be susceptible to this exploit. Maybe backup any important data on your phone and don't store any data on it that could be used steal your identity or access your financial services providers?
 
2020-12-03 12:00:16 AM  
Government iPhones will also probably be vulnerable since government tech management (at least at Defense, from my own experience) is absolutely shameful.  Also, while it works even if wifi isn't connected to a network, it wouldn't appear to work if wifi was turned completely off.  Wifi, NFC, and GPS at a minimum should always be off unless you're actively using them, and even in cases where I would use, I think a bit before doing so.
 
2020-12-03 12:08:13 AM  

Wanebo: That will make you want to update your IOS in one f@cking hurry.


iOs14 was released late summer/early autumn of this year. Nearly all iPhone users I know have auto update enabled or manually update their phones promptly.
 
2020-12-03 4:03:43 AM  

fragMasterFlash: Looks like its a Broadcom chip in the Murata wifi module used in recent iPhones. That would seem to indicate that more than just iPhones would be susceptible to this exploit. Maybe backup any important data on your phone and don't store any data on it that could be used steal your identity or access your financial services providers?


Are dickpics still A-OK?
 
2020-12-03 4:44:09 AM  

fragMasterFlash: Looks like its a Broadcom chip in the Murata wifi module used in recent iPhones. That would seem to indicate that more than just iPhones would be susceptible to this exploit. Maybe backup any important data on your phone and don't store any data on it that could be used steal your identity or access your financial services providers?


I'm guessing not because it's exploits Apple proprietary AWDL.
 
2020-12-03 4:46:57 AM  

scottydoesntknow: The bugs that Beer found to develop this exploit chain have all been patched since iOS 13.5, released in May of this year.

Yea, what the uppermost poster said...


Except people who jailbreak their phones are still running the old versions, due to apple making jailbreaking basically impossible in 13.5 and higher
 
2020-12-03 5:14:30 AM  

lifeslammer: scottydoesntknow: The bugs that Beer found to develop this exploit chain have all been patched since iOS 13.5, released in May of this year.

Yea, what the uppermost poster said...

Except people who jailbreak their phones are still running the old versions, due to apple making jailbreaking basically impossible in 13.5 and higher


I've been hearing that since I was forced to have an iPhone 3g many years ago. This version and up cannot be jailbroken. That was over a decade ago. A quick Google tells me 14.2 is still breakable... So I see the trend continues.
 
2020-12-03 5:18:23 AM  

Gnaglor: fragMasterFlash: Looks like its a Broadcom chip in the Murata wifi module used in recent iPhones. That would seem to indicate that more than just iPhones would be susceptible to this exploit. Maybe backup any important data on your phone and don't store any data on it that could be used steal your identity or access your financial services providers?

I'm guessing not because it's exploits Apple proprietary AWDL.


I thought this sounded familiar. I think these same exploits happened a year and a half ago.
 
2020-12-03 8:41:26 AM  

turboke: fragMasterFlash: Looks like its a Broadcom chip in the Murata wifi module used in recent iPhones. That would seem to indicate that more than just iPhones would be susceptible to this exploit. Maybe backup any important data on your phone and don't store any data on it that could be used steal your identity or access your financial services providers?

Are dickpics still A-OK?


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2020-12-03 9:25:21 AM  
something something. Don't build a system that boots the radio first and relies on the extensions of modernized system signal 7 to be, ahem, "secure."

/ or you know do all that and just live fast and die young.
 
2020-12-03 10:07:45 AM  
No 'smartphone'.. Meh.
 
2020-12-03 10:19:17 AM  

lifeslammer: scottydoesntknow: The bugs that Beer found to develop this exploit chain have all been patched since iOS 13.5, released in May of this year.

Yea, what the uppermost poster said...

Except people who jailbreak their phones are still running the old versions, due to apple making jailbreaking basically impossible in 13.5 and higher


Guess that's on them then.

If you want a phone where you can side load apps from dodgy sites, get an Android.
 
2020-12-03 11:44:39 AM  

Quantumbunny: Gnaglor: fragMasterFlash: Looks like its a Broadcom chip in the Murata wifi module used in recent iPhones. That would seem to indicate that more than just iPhones would be susceptible to this exploit. Maybe backup any important data on your phone and don't store any data on it that could be used steal your identity or access your financial services providers?

I'm guessing not because it's exploits Apple proprietary AWDL.

I thought this sounded familiar. I think these same exploits happened a year and a half ago.


So it's an application layer vulnerability in Apple's proprietary software stack rather than a link layer bug baked into the chipset and/or its firmware? That's good news for everyone but the Cupertino cultists, I guess.
 
2020-12-03 12:46:57 PM  

dittybopper: turboke: fragMasterFlash: Looks like its a Broadcom chip in the Murata wifi module used in recent iPhones. That would seem to indicate that more than just iPhones would be susceptible to this exploit. Maybe backup any important data on your phone and don't store any data on it that could be used steal your identity or access your financial services providers?

Are dickpics still A-OK?

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