WASHINGTON, July 21. Apple released on Thursday a new update for the mobile operating system (OS) iOS and macOS, which fixes a dangerous vulnerability in the chips wireless network (Wi-Fi) devices. Edition of the Washington Post even calls for “upgrade your Apple device right now.”
“This update must be installed without delay”, – writes the edition. The fact that the company’s specialists have discovered a vulnerability in chip Wi-Fi, which allows hackers to “execute arbitrary code” – breaking device. Through chip wireless network a hacker can gain control over the device’s processor.
According to the specialist in the field of cybersecurity Nitay of Artenstein who discovered the problem and reported it to the advantage of the fault, known as Broadpwn, the attacker needs just to get into the coverage area of Wi-Fi on your device. The vulnerability affects millions of gadgets like Apple and Android. Second has released an update to its OS at the beginning of this month.
Founded in 1976, Apple is one of the largest in the world, its market capitalization exceeds $530 billion. 27 Jul 2016 it sold its billionth iPhone. Just in the last fiscal year (1 October 2015 – 30 September 2016) smartphone sales (212 million units) brought the Apple revenue of $136 billion, which amounted to 63.4% of the total revenues of the company. Thus at the end of last year for the first time in 10 years has decreased as sales of the new iPhone, and the revenue from them.
According to the American research firm Gartner, in the first quarter of 2017, the share of Apple had a 13.7% market share of smartphone sales, first place went to the Korean Samsung from 20.7%. While developed markets in April 2017, the share of Apple in smartphones sales accounted for 35-40% (data from research firm Kantar).