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Nasty piece of CSS code crashes and restarts iPhones

1 month ago   |   By ZDnet

Vulnerability most likely affects any iOS and macOS app that uses the WebKit rendering engine to display web pages. Apple is investigating.
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A new CSS-based web attack will crash and restart your iPhone

A new CSS-based web attack will crash and restart your iPhone

1 month ago   |   By TechCrunch

A security researcher has found a new way to crash and restart any iPhone - with just a few lines of code.
Sabri Haddouche tweeted a proof-of-concept webpage with just 15 lines of code which, if visited, will crash and restart an iPhone or iPad. Those on macOS may also see Safari freeze when opening the link.
The code exploits a weakness in iOS' web rendering engine WebKit, which Apple mandates all apps and browsers use, Haddouche told TechCrunch. He explained that nesting a ton of elements - such as tags - inside a backdrop filter property in CSS, you can use up all of the device's...
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