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‘Evil’ Wi-Fi networks could remotely brick your iPhone or iPad

April 13, 2016 - Uncategorized


Apple already fixed a bug related to its previous ‘1970’ problem, which allowed people to render their devices useless if the clock and date were set to a specific point in time, but your phone remains vulnerable unless you have the most recent firmware. Admittedly, this might feel a little like deja-vu as Apple already rolled out a previous fix to stop people from deliberately bricking the iPhones but this issue is a little different, according to Krebs on Security. According to security researchers Patrick Kelly and Matt Harrigan, a weakness in the way that Apple devices continually check Network Time Protocol servers leaves…

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