12 December 2019

AirDoS: Hackers Can Block iPhones, iPads Via AirDrop Attack

securityweek.com

One of the vulnerabilities addressed this week by Apple can be exploited to make iPhones and iPads unusable by getting them to continuously display a popup message.The denial-of-service (DoS) attack was discovered by researcher Kishan Bagaria, who dubbed the method AirDoS because it relies on AirDrop.AirDrop allows iPhone, iPad, Mac and iPod users to share photos, documents and other types of files with nearby devices via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.Bagaria discovered that an attacker can use the AirDoS [...]