Crash “January 1, 1970” allows you to remotely turn the iPhone into a brick

Although the initial failure “January 1, 1970” has been fixed by Apple in OS version 9.3 iOS, now the security researchers Patrick Kelly (Patrick Kelley) and Matt Harrigan (Matt Harrigan) have found a new way how to use “death date” to ruin the lives of the users of iPhone and iPad.
Crash "January 1, 1970" allows you to remotely turn the iPhone into a brick
So, 64-bit devices that have not installed the update number iOS 9.3.1 can be disabled if they are configured to automatically connect to known Wi-Fi networks. Hackers can create their own access point, repeating the name of some popular access points, and then force the device to set the wrong time.

The latter is possible because iOS is regularly connected to the NTP server to check the time. Of course, the whole procedure requires some skill and additional effort on the part of hackers.
Note that in iOS 9.3.1 the vulnerability is already fixed, so users are advised to update their gadgets to the latest version of the OS.
We will remind, in February it was discovered that devices running iOS 8 and 9, on the basis of 64-bit processors A7, A8, A8X, A9 and A9X, a simple permutation of the date in the settings you can turn it into practically does not react to external stimuli useless brick. This problem was fixed with the release of iOS 9.3.

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