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iOS Security Update Patches Recently Disclosed Wi-Fi Vulnerability

July 22, 2021

A total of 37 security holes were resolved with the release of iOS 14.7 and iPadOS 14.7, including a recently detailed bug that attackers could exploit to crash the Wi-Fi functionality of vulnerable devices.

Tracked as CVE-2021-30800, the security flaw could be exploited by creating a malicious Wi-Fi access point with a specially crafted name. The SSID would be tailored in such a manner that the vulnerable device would process it as if it was a command, thus crashing the Wi-Fi connectivity.

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