Update your iPhone now or a new Wi-Fi bug could brick your phone

April 14, 2016

Via: BGR

Looking for a good reason to update to the latest version of iOS? Over at Krebs on Security this week, Brian Krebs has reported that two security researchers have found a new way to automatically brick a stranger’s iPhone by forcing them to connect to a Wi-Fi hotspot that can change the date without their knowledge.

Before we go any further, it’s important that you understand the 1970 date change bug that swept through the internet earlier this year. Basically, if you manually set the date on an iPhone or iPad to January 1st, 1970, you’d brick it.

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