AirDoS attack could make iPhones, iPads unusable via AirDrop attack


This week, Apple addressed a flaw that can be exploited to trigger a DoS condition (AirDoS) iPhones and iPads by forcing them to continuously display a popup message.

The denial-of-service (DoS) attack was discovered by the security researcher Kishan Bagaria devised a DoS attack dubbed the AirDoS that works against iPhone, iPad, Mac and iPod.

The AirDoS technique allows to remotely render any nearby iPhone or iPad unusable, it relies on AirDrop feature that allows iPhone, iPad, Mac and iPod users to share photos, documents, map locations, and other types of files with nearby devices via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.

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