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New CSS Attack Freezes Macs And Restarts iPhones

1 month ago   |   By Ubergizmo

A newly discovered attach will cause a Mac to freeze and an iPhone to restart if the device visits a webpage with specific CSS & HTML. This bug doesn't affect Windows and Linux users so it's something that iOS and macOS users only have to keep an eye out for. It was discovered by Sabri Haddouche who is a security researcher at encrypted messaging app developer Wire.
“The attack uses a weakness in the -webkit-backdrop-filter CSS property,” Haddouche explained to BleepingComputer, adding that it can be leveraged to consume all graphics resources to crash or freeze the operating system. The...
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