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Apple’s iOS 10.3 update didn’t include 32-bit device support, but it looks like that’s changing. Today, the company rolled out v10.3.1 of the operating system which is also installable on 32-bit devices like the iPhone 5 and 5c. It also includes a Wi-Fi fix spotted by Google’s Project Zero. Here are some extra details for those of you curious.


Available for: iPhone 5 and later, iPad 4th generation and later, iPod touch 6th generation and later

Impact: An attacker within range may be able to execute arbitrary code on the Wi-Fi chip

Description: A stack buffer overflow was addressed through improved input validation.

CVE-2017-6975: Gal Beniamini of Google Project Zero

To install iOS 10.3.1 on your device, head over to Settings > General > Software Update. Tap “Download and install” next to the iOS 10.3.1 listing and you’ll be good to go. I recommend jumping on a Wi-Fi network first alongside plugging in your device beforehand as a) you don’t want data overcharges on your bill and b) you don’t want your phone or tablet to die during the installation process.


Posted by Max Buondonno

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One Comment

  1. medusadarling April 3, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    I’m still unsure of what this means? Clarification article to be followed up?

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