Friday, November 11, 2016
I know it will be hard to stay clear from this one, but there's a bug on iOS that allows an attacker to repeatedly call a number from your iPhone with little chance of you stopping it in time.
This bug has already warranted the arrest of a teenager that nearly shut down emergency services with hundreds of repeated calls to 911; but the trick can be used for more than just that.
Besides calling to an emergency number, the same attack could be used more selectively to targeted people, forcing their phones to call a number under the attackers control in order to obtain their phone numbers for harassment or phone-based phishing attacks.
Apple should quickly sort this out in a iOS minor update, but until then be aware of what you click on your iPhone.