Thursday, April 23, 2015

Nasty hack could render all nearby iOS devices useless

Mobile security company Skycure revealed details about an iOS vulnerability that could potentially allow an attacker to put all nearby iOS devices in an unusable state.

The company calls this bug the "No iOS Zone."
To exploit the vulnerability, an attacker would have to configure a wireless router in a specific way, and then use it to start an unprotected wireless network. Once an iOS device connects to the network, it crashes and — under certain conditions — keeps on crashing after rebooting (as seen in the video, below). Once under attack, the only way to fix the issue is to physically move away from the location of the offending wireless network. 
Watch the video to see the behavior of a compromised device:


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