A security researcher has found a bug that kills iOS phones’ Wi-Fi network service. When entering Wi-Fi networks with a certain name consisting of a strange combination of characters, it was seen that the networks disappeared completely. A solution to the problem discussed on the Internet was found in a short time.
Soon iOS An error has occurred that prevents devices from connecting to Wi-Fi hotspots. After connecting the devices to Wi-Fi networks with a specific name It has been observed that it loses its ability to connect.
security researcher Carl Schou, gave his personal Wi-Fi network a mixed name of 4 different characters. Unable to connect to this network, Schou after a while Wi-Fi connectivity is completely lost. he noticed.
The phone’s Wi-Fi feature is gone due to the error
Carl Schou used his personal Wi-Fi network during his experiments. “%p%s%s%s%s%n” gave his name. Unable to connect to the network no matter how hard he tried, the researcher noticed something strange after a while. The Wi-Fi connection feature of the phone was completely lost, and no networks were visible in the list.
Schou, who changed the network name and restarted the phone, could not restore the Wi-Fi feature. The researcher, who recorded the situation and shared it on Twitter, used the following statements: “After connecting to my personal Wi-Fi network, which I’ve named ‘%p%s%s%s%s%n’, my phone’s Wi-Fi function has completely disappeared. Neither changing the network name nor restarting the phone worked.”
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The bug has been tested on other phones as well. The existence of the problem was confirmed and a solution was found. If you accidentally connect to a network named “%p%s%s%s%s%n”, here is the way to follow: Open the settings and enter the general tab. From the Reset section, press ‘Reset Network Settings’. After accepting the warning and restarting your phone, you will regain your old Wi-Fi service.