Another iPhone Wi-Fi Bug Was Discovered By Researcher

Share post:

A few weeks after the original iPhone Wi-Fi bug was found and finally fixed by security researcher Carl Schou, another more serious bug, which triggers when the device enters a series of malicious public Wi-Fi hotspots with the network name “%p%s%s%s%s%n,” was rediscovered by the same researcher.

While the previously fixed and the new bugs are related, as both exploit a string format encoding error somewhere in the iOS network stack, users are advised to simply avoid connecting to Wi-Fi networks that have percent icons in their name while waiting for the software update that will fix the problem from Apple.

For more information, read the original story in 9to5Mac

Featured Tech Jobs


Related articles

Cyber Security Today, April 24, 2024 – Good news/bad news in Mandiant report, UnitedHealth admits paying a ransomware gang, and more

This episode reports on the danger of using expired open-source packages, a tool used by a Russian hacking group and passw

Google Play introduces new biometric verification with a user warning

Google has recently announced updates to the biometric verification process for Google Play purchases, aiming to bolster security...

Cyber Security Today, Week in Review for week ending Friday April 19, 2024

On this episode Jen Ellis, co-chair of the Ransomware Task Force, talks about ways of fighting one of the biggest cyber threats to IT d

Cyber Security Today, April 19, 2024 – Police bust phishing rental platform, a nine-year old virus found on Ukrainian computers, and more

This episode reports on a threat actor targeting governments in the Middle East with a novel way of hiding malware is going international

Become a member

New, Relevant Tech Stories. Our article selection is done by industry professionals. Our writers summarize them to give you the key takeaways