Apple urges iPhone users to install iOS 10.3.3 to patch a major security flaw on the device.
Known as Broadpwn, the bug affects the Wi-Fi chips found in both Android and Apple smartphones and allows an attacker to take over a device remotely while it searches for Wi-Fi.
“An attacker within range may be able to execute arbitrary code on the Wi-Fi chip.
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. Even a passcode will not protect iPhones from the bug, which can bypass the security feature to exploit the weakness.
To download iOS 10.3.3. iPhone owners can use the Software Update mechanism in Settings → General → Software Update on their iOS device.