Mac Developer: '1970' date bug could be used to wreck pre-iOS 9.3.1 devices over Wi-Fi, researchers say
'1970' date bug could be used to wreck pre-iOS 9.3.1 devices over Wi-Fi, researchers say: "If an iOS device is set to connect to a trusted Wi-Fi network automatically — such as a cable company's free hotspot — a hacker mimicking that network's name can trick a device into setting the wrong time, said Patrick Kelley and Matt Harrigan, cited by Krebs on Security. This is possible because iOS regularly tries to connect to an NTP (network time protocol) server to keep time in sync."
Think of all those wasted hours trying to get useful code running in a sandbox environment. To what end?
Labels: security flaw, social hacking