Bugs & Exploits

What you need to know about the CoreText exploit that can crash iOS and OS X apps

What you need to know about the CoreText exploit that can crash iOS and OS X apps

Rene Ritchie 6

An exploit in CoreText, the font rendering framework in current, publicly available versions of iOS and OS X, has been discovered that, if displayed, will crash apps. According to habrahabr.ru, it can be remotely triggered via SMS or iMessage, Safari, and even the ESSID of a Wi-Fi network when scanning for and displaying them. Our security editor, Nick Arnott, has been looking into this...