iOS 17.2 has fixed the popular vulnerability in its Bluetooth connectivity, which allowed infinite bursts of requests to crash and restart any iPhone or iPad.
Well yes, Apple and its iPhones had an unexpected archenemy. And although many of you will already know it from the commotion that arose a few months ago, the truth is that a small device like the Flipper Zero had managed to put a giant like Apple in check, which also took several weeks to solve an annoying bug that could put any iPhone into a reboot loop.
Fortunately, iOS 17.2, the latest update to Apple’s operating system that has been recently publishedand which apparently, according to various media outlets, have been published in the last few hours, finally has the solution to this security breach including up to the latest Flipper Zero Xtreme firmware.
As several experts have proven, the little devicea kind of Swiss army knife of connectivity for hackers, It is no longer able to lock any iPhone using your app BLE Spam.
For those of you who do not know the attack, you should know that the Flipper Zero’s penetration tools were capable of exploit a vulnerability in the Bluetooth connectivity of iPhonesthrough which They opened countless pop-up windows until the system crashed of the terminal leading it to force restarts continuously.
The attack is therefore a denial of service (DDoS) manual, and it was also as “dangerous” as a single Flipper Zero could block each and every iPhone within a radius of about 10 metersthe standard coverage range of Bluetooth connectivity.
Any iPhone that was within 10 meters of a Flipper Zero with the BLE Spam app activated was susceptible to a crash/reboot loop, although iOS 17.2 has the solution… Update as soon as possible!
Of course, the application BLE Spam from Flipper Zero can be used against any other type of devicesincluding Android or Windows, but apparently Only on iOS did the system become saturated forcing reboots.
The mechanism of the solution is very simple, because although in fact Bursts of pop-ups continue to open requesting Bluetooth connection, now it is iOS that cuts the flow before saturating and reaching crash/reset.
Surely there won’t be many Flipper Zeros blocking terminals everywhere, but it’s still great news… Safety first!
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