[iPhone] DoS vulnerability affects older iPhones, Droids, even a
DoS vulnerability affects older iPhones, Droids, even a Ford car
Publicly available code allows hackers to disable Wi-Fi in a range of products.
by Dan Goodin - Oct 26 2012, 1:50pm EDT
The iPhone 4 and a slew of older devices from Apple, Samsung, HTC, and other manufacturers are vulnerable to attacks that can make it impossible to send or receive data over Wi-Fi networks, a security researcher said.
Proof-of-concept code published online makes it trivial for a moderately skilled hacker to disable older iPhones, HTC Droid Incredible 2s, Motorola Droid X2s, and at least two-dozen other devices, including Edge model cars manufactured by Ford. The Denial-of-Service vulnerability stems from an input-validation error in the firmware of two wireless chips sold by Broadcom: the BCM4325 and the BCM4329. The US Computer Emergency Readiness Team has also issued an advisory warning of the vulnerability...