A few months away from the latest Broadcom chip bug, Nitay Artenstein security researcher has identified a new vulnerability that afflicts US companies’ WiFi chips. The details of the bug, called Broadpwn by the researcher, have already been communicated to Google and Apple. While the Mountain View company has already released an update for officially supported devices, the Cupertino home has not yet known anything.
Artenstein did not publish the details of the vulnerability but it seems that an attacker might install a malware without requiring any user interaction. It would be sufficient to connect to a WiFi network and the smartphone could be infected without the user recognizing it.
More information will be announced on July 26, when during the BlackHat USA 2017, Nitay Artenstein will release the details. It is probable that by that date Apple will also run on patches, releasing the appropriate patches.