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iPhones and iPads Subject to CSS Code Which Causes Restarts

     
4:27 pm on Sep 17, 2018 (gmt 0)

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There's a report that a researcher has discovered a vulnerability in iOS and macOS using a WebKit rendering engine. The CSS code on a web page can cause the i{hone to restart.
The vulnerability can be exploited by loading an HTML page that uses specially crafted CSS code. The CSS code isn't very complex and tries to apply a CSS effect known as backdrop-filter to a series of nested page segments (DIVs).


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Not sure where this is likely to go if all it does is cause the system to crash.
7:27 pm on Sept 17, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Bad news for those users in hotel rooms that may be metered by number of connections. Some bars in Vegas are like that.
8:11 pm on Sept 17, 2018 (gmt 0)

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I wish I could believe this is why my iPad crashes so often when I do online stuff. But alas, I think it's got more to do with the fact that it dates from 2011.
 

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