Crashing Systems With a Font: The Homograph Attack

A recently vulnerability was been found to crash many Apple iOS devices (such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Gmail). It derives from a single character from the alphabet of the Telugu language (and which is a Dravidian language and spoken by over 70 million people). The bug was spotted by the Italian blog, Mobile World.

--

--

--

This publication brings together interesting articles related to cyber security.

Recommended from Medium

Locking Down my Digital Identity

ECOMI Monthly Update- April 2022

ECOMI monthly update- April 2022

The Tyranny of the First-Party

WordPress security plugins that are essential to keep hackers away

Ethical Hacking

Centre blacklists a digital wallet at law enforcement request

Centre blacklists a digital wallet at law enforcement request

5 Simple Ways To Become a Victim of Cybercrime

The basics (1/3): personal data.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Prof Bill Buchanan OBE

Prof Bill Buchanan OBE

Professor Cryptography. Serial innovator. Believer in fairness, justice & freedom. EU Citizen in heart. Living by the sea. Old World Breaker. New World Creator.

More from Medium

EBSI — The Grand Data Vision: Building Bridges and Not Walls

Ode To Network Switches