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Watch out: there's a new web code exploit that can crash your iPhone

5 monthes ago   |   By Tech Radar

You should always be wary of links sent over email and social media - even if they seem to come from a trusted source - but it's worth being particularly suspicious this weekend: iOS security researcher Sabri Haddouche just discovered a new block of web code that can crash and restart an unsuspecting iPhone. The carefully configured CSS code can use up all of the resources of a device, causing the core of the operating system to panic and shut down in the interests of self-preservation, TechCrunch reports. It seems to work on both iOS 11 and the iOS 12 beta. There's no way to actually run...
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Security researcher shares web code snippet that causes iPhones and iPads to kernel panic and reboot

Security researcher shares web code snippet that causes iPhones and iPads to kernel panic and reboot

5 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Mac

Links that cause iPhones and iPads to crash or reboot have become a bit of a trend in recent years. The latest was released by security researcher pwnsdx over Twitter. What's interesting about this one in particular is it relies on a simple snippet of HTML and CSS and causes a full device kernel panic, beyond just a simple Springboard crash.
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