Vulnerability in iOS 10 allows you to turn any iPhone into a “brick” one message [video]
18.01.2017 0 Comments
Users have discovered a dangerous vulnerability in iOS. It has appeared, you can force a hang-up iPhone and iPad, sending a message with three characters.
On Apple mobile devices there is a security gap through which the attacker can send to the device the victim’s character set and kill the device. The crash was discovered by a security researcher under the name Preston159.
The problem is that iMessage, when it receives a message with three symbols – the flag, the zero and the rainbow – trying to combine them into one to a rainbow flag. At this moment a crash occurs, the resulting gadget will completely crash. The usual workarounds don’t help: attempts to close the active message from the bar of multitasking not bring him back to life.
The manual bug published blogger EverythingApplePro. According to him, the vulnerability is present on all iOS versions ranging from 10.0 to 10.2.1.
To send the character set, you may need to download a special attachment to your iPhone at this link https://www.vincedes3.com/TextCrash.html. This contact card to your address book, you must save it in a standard iCloud Drive app. Then press the “Share” button in iCloud Drive, you should select user and confirm the iMessage sending a card to the person you want to cause trouble.
This bug allows to deliver serious inconvenience to the owners of the iPhone and iPad. There is a solution, but the usual method can’t reach him. “Treatment” developed by the author of the vulnerability. In order to bring back to life the gadget, you need to open in Safari link https://vincedes3.com/save.html.