Apple Stock News: Newly Updated iOS To Protect Apple Devices From Broadpwn

Apple Stock News

For the latest Apple Stock News, AAPL closed at $150.27 on July 21, 2017. It had a loss of 0.05% from its previous close on July 19, 2017, at $151.02 per share.

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On July 19 (EST), Apple released security updates for seven of its products, including iOS, macOS, watchOS, tvOS, Safari, iTunes for Windows and iCloud for Windows. Among these updates, iOS 10.3.3 was probably the most important one. It serves as the patch for the infamous Broadpwn, a cyber flaw that can be used by an attacker to seize control of a targeted iOS device.

Broadpwn bug was first found in Android devices. According to National Vulnerability Database, Broadpwn gets 9.8 out 10 in terms of severity. The bug is a serious threat as it would allow attackers to bypass the operating system-level security measures. It takes advantage of the flaw in Broadcom Wi-Fi chipset, allowing hackers to attack any targeted devices within the Wi-Fi range.

As it is not an open-source platform, iOS is more secure than Android. It would be much harder to hack into iOS. However, Apple emphasizes cyber security as much as any of its peers.

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