Now here another vulnerability on iOS 8 allows a remote attacker to crash the iOS device (iPad, iPhone) within a WiFi range. Skycure’s Yair Amit and Adi Sharabani have demonstrated a startling vulnerability in iOS that can allow malicious hackers to crash any iOS device within range of a WiFi hotspot.
“One day, during preparation for a demonstration of a network-based attack, we bought a new router. After setting the router in a specific configuration and connecting devices to it, our team witnessed the sudden crash of an iOS app.”It’s like Denial of Service (DoS) attack on Apple's iOS devices that results in crashing either individual iOS apps or users' entire iPhones.
“After a few moments, other people started to notice crashes. Pretty quickly, we realized that only iOS users were suffering from crashes.”
"There is nothing you can do about it other than physically running away from the attackers,"Sharabani said. "This is not a denial-of-service [attack] where you can't use your Wi-Fi; this is a denial-of-service so you can't use your device even in offline mode."Researcher says that they have reported the issue to Apple team, and that iOS 8.3 appears to resolve some of the issues they uncovered.