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WARNING: January 1st 1970 Bug Can Be Used to Remotely Brick iPhones [Video]

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WARNING: January 1st 1970 Bug Can Be Used to Remotely Brick iPhones [Video]

Safety researchers have found out that the January 1st, 1970 malicious program can be utilized to faraway brick iPhones and iPads. Patrick Kelley and Matt Harrigan controlled to automate the exploitation of the date trojan horse that bricked many iPhones again in February, armed with most effective $120 of electronics, a fundamental working out of networking, and a familiarity with the best way Apple units attach to wireless networks.


The use of a customized Raspberry Pi setup constructed by way of Kelley, a wifi get entry to level akin to a regularly depended on community spoofs Apple’s NTP servers to move the 1/1/1970 date to the software. This begins a sequence response of tool instability leading to a noticed temperatures up to 54°C… which is scorching sufficient to brick a tool.

This factor has been fastened with the discharge of iOS 9.3.1.
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