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  • iPhone zero-click Wi-Fi exploit

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    Home Forums AskWoody support Non-Windows operating systems iOS iPhone zero-click Wi-Fi exploit

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        Alex5723
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        iPhone zero-click Wi-Fi exploit is one of the most breathtaking hacks ever

        Earlier this year, Apple patched one of the most breathtaking iPhone vulnerabilities ever: a memory corruption bug in the iOS kernel that gave attackers remote access to the entire device—over Wi-Fi, with no user interaction required at all. Oh, and exploits were wormable—meaning radio-proximity exploits could spread from one near-by device to another, once again, with no user interaction needed….

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        anonymous
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        The beauty and impressiveness of the hack is that it relies on a single bug to wirelessly access secrets locked away in what’s arguably the world’s most hardened and secure consumer device

        the fact that this happened is a total contradiction of the above quote from the link
        Rose tinted spectacles  :)/

        • #2316752
          Alex5723
          AskWoody Plus

          It took Ian Beer, the researcher at Project Zero, 6 months to develop this hack, not that this bug was spreading via some Apple’s app store applications (see Google Play, Microsoft Store fake apps).
          So yes. the iPhone, iPad.. are arguably the world’s most hardened and secure consumer devices.

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          MrJimPhelps
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          The beauty and impressiveness of the hack is that it relies on a single bug to wirelessly access secrets locked away in what’s arguably the world’s most hardened and secure consumer device

          the fact that this happened is a total contradiction of the above quote from the link

          I have a different take on it than that: The fact that this happened means that even Apple, with all of their herculean efforts at security, can overlook some critical detail.

          The fact that it took the hacker SIX MONTHS to come up with this bug speaks well of Apple security.

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