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Google patches BroadPwn bug in Chrome OS

Google has released a security update for its Chrome operating system in order to address the critical BroadPwn security bug that can be exploited to remotely control devices.

The new version 60.0.3112.80 applies to most Chrome devices, with a few exceptions, as detailed in a Google blog post issued on Wednesday. Affected systems will receive updates over the next few days, Google noted.

Discovered by security researcher Nitay Artenstein of Exodus Intelligence, the BroadPwn bug resides within Wi-Fi chipsets from Broadcom and can even be exploited to infect other devices in a wormable Wi-Fi attack. Google previously patched the bug, officially designated as CVE-2017-9417, in Android devices on July 5, later followed by Apple's patch for iOS devices.

Bradley Barth

As director of multimedia content strategy at CyberRisk Alliance, Bradley Barth develops content for online conferences, webcasts, podcasts video/multimedia projects — often serving as moderator or host. For nearly six years, he wrote and reported for SC Media as deputy editor and, before that, senior reporter. He was previously a program executive with the tech-focused PR firm Voxus. Past journalistic experience includes stints as business editor at Executive Technology, a staff writer at New York Sportscene and a freelance journalist covering travel and entertainment. In his spare time, Bradley also writes screenplays.

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