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#1 user122132

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 07:58 PM

I read articles about this wifi hack:

 

https://thehackernews.com/2017/09/apple-iphone-wifi-hacking.html

 

basically you can get root access to the victim iphone just by his wifi being on without any extra interaction from him.

 

I find this very dangerous and I think I was the victim of similar attacks.

 

My question: If I get an iphone 4 and keep the wifi off, is there any wireless component in the phone (like 3g for example) that can be exploited in a similar way?

 

Thank you for your help,


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Posted 03 December 2017 - 07:26 PM

Broadpwn is also one of these wifi-hacks that dont require user interaction:

 

https://threatpost.com/google-patches-critical-broadpwn-bug-in-july-security-update/126688/

 

Any advice would be appreciated.



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Posted 04 December 2017 - 09:47 PM

any help / insight would be appreciated ... Thanks



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Posted 05 January 2018 - 03:50 PM

"All flaws allow a remote takeover of smartphones over local Wi-Fi networks."

 

"All they need is the iPhone's MAC address or network-port ID."

 

So basically you'd need to be connected to someone's local WiFi network for this to really work from what it seems. If you connect to my WiFi at my home I can log-in to my modem and go see your devices MAC Address, sure. No one is going to be able to do that over other networks though, unless they too own that network or have log-in credentials for it.(If it's a public network I highly doubt anyone is able to access it for malicious purposes. Even if they were smart enough to crack a public network like that, I'm sure they're very uninterested in your text messages and pictures.

 

In short, don't connect to sketchy wireless networks you're not familiar with. Duh.


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