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15 lines of code can crash your Apple iPhone and iPad forcing it to reboot

6 days ago   |   By Phone Arena

A developer and security researcher named Sabri Haddouche has discovered 15 lines of code that will crash and reboot any Apple iPhone or Apple iPad. The code takes advantage of a flaw in WebKit, which is the browser engine used by Safari. Haddouche says that a large number of elements are repeated inside the backdrop filter causing all of the phone's resources to be used. This in turn causes a kernel panic, which forces the OS to shut down or face permanent damage and data loss. "Anything that renders HTML on iOS is affected," the security researcher says.
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