Evil Wi-Fi kills iPhones, iPods in range – 'No iOS Zone' SSL bug revealed

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  1. triptolemus macrumors 6502

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    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/04/22/apple_no_ios_zone_bug/
     
  2. FatPuppy macrumors 68000

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    There is a simple fix for this problem and I am not sarcastic at all: don't use public wi-fi connections.
     
  3. I7guy macrumors G5

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    I have wifi turned off except when in the house; other times I'm always on cellular data.
     
  4. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Yep, I only stick to cellular or my own home wifi too.
     
  5. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    Exactly. There are many reasons to avoid using public wifi networks, this is one of them.
     
  6. adamhenry macrumors 65816

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    That is what I do as well. Saves power too.
     
  7. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    I've had it on and off for periods of times and have seen no power usage differences one way or another.
     
  8. adamhenry macrumors 65816

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    Well it might be more theoretical than practical but if wifi is enabled it will be listening which takes some power and then transmitting when it detects a signal which definitely takes power.
     
  9. GreyOS macrumors 68030

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    erm isn't the point that it forces you to connect?

     
  10. FatPuppy macrumors 68000

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    What? I don't get what you're saying.
     
  11. GreyOS macrumors 68030

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    you seem to be saying don't connect to public wifi connections, but it reads like this exploit forces your phone to connect without your choice.
     
  12. FatPuppy macrumors 68000

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    So you're saying that the hacker can turn on my wifi on my iphone and connect it to his wifi ? That would be insane.
     
  13. GreyOS macrumors 68030

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    Evil Wi-Fi kills iPhones, iPods in range – 'No iOS Zone' SSL bug revealed

    it might not be able to turn on the wifi, I'm not sure. but leaving wifi on and not connecting to public wifi would still be following your initial advice. if you mean turn wifi off when you leave the house, ok... though remember people may still need to use private wifi that's within range of public wifi too

    but yes with wifi on it looks like it can force you to connect, I think?
     

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