The iOS 17 operating system continues to suffer from occasional bugs, as well as being the target of some DoS attacks through a device known as Flipper Zero. It’s a small gadget that takes advantage of the BLE communication protocol and can leave an iPhone or iPad completely unused. Fortunately, Apple is on top of the matter.
The frank popularity of the small device that could “end” the correct functioning of the iPhone, or iPad, was profusely increased by the news published by the technological community. The gadget – Flipper Zero – can be used for a variety of purposes, including putting the iPhone into a forced restart cycle.
Apple was alerted to the potentially serious flaw in its iPhone
Until now, iPhones with iOS 17 could still be affected by this exploit, which had not yet been fixed on a wide range of the brand’s devices. By the way, as the 9to5Mac publication states, cases of users affected by this began to emerge.
Finally, the Cupertino giant will have been alerted to the potential problem affecting an impossible number of its equipment, but potentially huge. Unfortunately, so far, we do not have a definitive fix, although this must be being prepared by North American technology.
Failure could put iPhones in an endless loop
The situation in question was widely publicized on the former Twitter, social network X, as we can see below. To do this, all you need is a simple and relatively accessible device, but with great harmful potential when misused.
In view of the above, we can only regret the fact that North American technology has not yet come up with a proper fix for this vulnerability. Something that will not affect users in general, but that can be used with great harmful effects, in targeted cases.
In short, this potential attack uses a weakness in the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) protocol binding sequence. Apple, like several other manufacturers, uses several technologies of this type in its equipment and respective ecosystem, and unfortunately gaps can be taken advantage of.
Finally, it is important to note that the same device – Flipper Zero – can also be used to connect and disrupt the correct functioning of Android devices. In fact, its capabilities go beyond mobile devices and can be aimed at a myriad of equipment, from computers to the front door.
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