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Could Your Phone Be Vulnerable to Hackers Over WiFi?

Last week researcher Nitay Artenstein of Exodus Intelligence published a proof of concept for a self-replicating worm that could spread autonomously between mobile devices, needing only the device’s WiFi network address to infect the device.

If infected, the device’s WiFi chip would be completely under the attacker’s control, allowing them to propagate the malware to other devices on the network. They might also use this foothold to attempt to exploit another vulnerability and gain full access to the device’s main OS and data.

 

Updated: August 5, 2017 — 3:42 pm
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