Ars Technica - Malicious Wi-Fi naming

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Dennis Kane

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Jun 22, 2021, 10:10:32 AMJun 22
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The world's most secure consumer OS is bitten by a garden-variety programming bug.

By connecting to a Wi-Fi network that uses the SSID “%p%s%s%s%s%n” (quotation marks not included), iPhones and iPads lose the ability to join that network or any other networks going forward, reverse-]engineer Carl Schou reported on Twitter


Schou, who is the owner of hacking resource Secret Club, initially saw no easy way to restore Wi-Fi capabilities. Eventually, he found that users could reset network functionality by opening Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings.





pete

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Jul 5, 2021, 12:58:34 PMJul 5
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When I first saw this e-mail title, I thought it might be about facetious WiFi names, like "FBI Van 3" or (ours) "IRS Surveillance Net".

Matt Wilbur EFS

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Jul 5, 2021, 1:00:12 PMJul 5
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I did too. But a coworker was hit with this in DFW a couple of weeks ago. Definitely real.

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