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The Flipper Zero achieves this by bombarding the targeted devices with bogus Bluetooth connection requests. This flood of requests overwhelms the devices, causing them to crash and reboot constantly. The article mentions a researcher named Jeroen van der Ham who experienced this firsthand during a train journey, where multiple devices around him were constantly rebooting.
While the same attack can be attempted against Android and Windows devices, it does not seem to have the same crashing effect as on iOS 17. To prevent becoming a victim of this attack, users are advised to disable Bluetooth on their iPhones or iPads. However, this may not be a feasible solution for many users who rely on Bluetooth for various purposes.
Apple has released an iOS update (version 17.1.1) to address this issue, but it may take some time for all users to update their devices. In the meantime, iPhone and iPad users will have to remain patient and take precautions to avoid falling victim to this attack.
– The Flipper Zero can be used to crash iOS devices running iOS 17 by bombarding them with bogus Bluetooth connection requests.
– Disabling Bluetooth is a temporary solution to protect against this attack, but it may not be feasible for all users.
– Apple has released an iOS update to address the issue, but it may take time for all users to update their devices.
– Staying vigilant and keeping devices updated with the latest security patches is crucial to avoid falling victim to such attacks.