Plugged July 5, 2021 | Caroline

Psst, network names including ‘%’ can brick your iPhone’s Wi-Fi

Are you on your iPhone? And can you see an alluring public Wi-Fi network with loads of percentage symbols in the title? DON’T JOIN IT, PAL! OH GOD NO. Why? Well, Carl Schou — a security researcher based in Denmark — has unearthed a zero day that can scramble the Wi-Fi on iPhones or other iOS devices. Here’s what he posted: You can permanently disable any iOS device’s WiFI by hosting a public WiFi named %secretclub%power Resetting network settings is not guaranteed to restore functionality.#infosec #0day — Carl Schou (@vm_call) July 4, 2021 According to Schou, joining this network knocked…

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