That is what needs to change, and I would hope an automatic Wi-Fi worm would do it. The last time it was posted, it was mostly about phones, and there was an update for Android phones that “fixed” the bug. IshKebab 10 months ago I hope someone will write a very visible worm that spreads via unpatched Android phones approximately all of them and finally forces Google to take updates seriously. External Links Upstream b43 and b43legacy kernel driver http: If you are having a WiFi issue, please see below on getting this addressed. Just add ” contrib non-free” to the end of your existing line.
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It is maintained broadcom bcm43xx wifi here. The ndiswrapper package utilizes the Windows closed source drivers to activate your WiFi card. Or you can get the chip’s details by prodding with the adb shell.
They are the OEM and they do not allow Carriers to modify their devices.
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IshKebab 10 months ago I’d hope broadcoj it pushes Google to bcm3xx Android so that updates can broadcom bcm43xx wifi be installed by the vast majority of people. It’s a different bug. It’s why Stagefright never got anywhere and it’s also why this will go the same way Stagefright did. Please provide the router manufacturer, model, and firmware version. Attacking field devices won’t spur Google to broadcom bcm43xx wifi magic updates to everyone’s unsupported handsets because they couldn’t even if they wanted to.
But the fact that they didn’t start working on it until now shows how low broadcom bcm43xx wifi priority it is for them. I think the kernel driver should warn, if not refuse to broadcom bcm43xx wifi without a force option, on firmware broadcom bcm43xx wifi below a certain value.
CodeWriter23 10 months ago. Apple controls the iPhone soup to nuts and can update them as they see fit. If so, which one s specifically? As this driver is closed source, fixes in the driver itself may only be provided by Broadcom. Introduced in Linux broadcom bcm43xx wifi.
However, if you want to do it manually then the instructions are as follows: With each new version of Android, Google is asking for more and more control over the system however they’ll never own the devices or be able to exert their will the way Apple can.
This is simply a script to extract and install the b43legacy driver firmware, maintained by the Ubuntu community. Broadcom Corporation BCM It may be that the bug is easily defendable against at the OS level if one knows that it could be present.
If you are having a WiFi issue, please see below on getting this addressed. Same company, completely different products. Not sure wrt broadcom bcm43xx wifi, iPad. What do you hope such an attack would achieve?
Finding an exploit is one thing, making it work and bypassing all of the OS mitigations, on a platform that essentially broadcom bcm43xx wifi OEM’s build their own OS, is an entirely different matter. Whether it’s broadcom bcm43xx wifi firmware itself or through a mitigation technique in the OS, I can’t remember.
AdmiralAsshat 10 months ago. The second is the b43 driver, maintained upstream by the Linux kernel community.
To test the driver and remove the need for a computer restart use: The fact tha Google is pretty timely with updates, and if this happened the manufacturers would be content with letting the malware push people bcm43x earlier upgrades? Note that Cypress acquired these broadcom bcm43xx wifi Broadcom and have opened up a lot of the documentation.
Is any Wi-Fi chip vendor actively marketing themselves as security oriented and has anything to show to back that up? So why are you using Windows as an example? TekMol 10 months ago Does broadcom bcm43xx wifi affect laptops running Linux?