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Google Patches Critical ‘Broadpwn’ Bug in July Security Update

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2017
Google Patches Critical ‘Broadpwn’ Bug in July Security Update

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Google released a security patch Wednesday that addresses a critical vulnerability dubbed “Broadpwn” found in millions of Android devices that could allow remote attackers to execute code on targeted devices.

The so-called Broadpwn bug is tied to a vulnerability in Broadcom’s BCM43xx family of WiFi chips. According to Nitay Artenstein, a researcher with Exodus Intelligence that discovered the vulnerability, Apple iOS devices are also impacted by the flawed chipset (CVE-2017-3544).

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