Crash your iPhone with just a few lines of CSS

A newly discovered attach will cause a Mac to freeze and an iPhone to restart if the device visits a webpage with specific CSS & HTML. This bug doesn’t affect Windows and Linux users so it’s something that iOS and macOS users only have to keep an eye out for. It was discovered by Sabri Haddouche who is a security researcher at encrypted messaging app developer Wire. “The attack uses a weakness in the -webkit-backdrop-filter CSS property,” Haddouche explained to BleepingComputer, adding that it can be leveraged to consume all graphics resources to crash or freeze the operating system. The attack doesn’t require users to have JavaScript enabled so it also works in Mail.The attack can be executed through Safari and Mail in macOS and all browsers on iOS as they use the same WebKit rendering engine. Apple’s App Store rules don’t allow developers to bring their own rendering engine which is why all iOS browsers are susceptible to this attack.The effect on the iOS devi

Crash your iPhone with just a few lines of CSS

Sabri Haddouche, a security researcher at Wire, has found an vulnerability in Apple's WebKit rendering engine that if exploited, can crash and restart any iOS device.

Mon 17 Sep 18 from Techspot

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