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.

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Prof Bill Buchanan OBE

Prof Bill Buchanan OBE

Professor of Cryptography. Serial innovator. Believer in fairness, justice & freedom. Based in Edinburgh. Old World Breaker. New World Creator. Building trust.