Researcher finds certain network names can disable Wi-Fi on iPhones
A security researcher has found that certain Wi-Fi networks with the percent symbol (%) in their names can disable Wi-Fi on iPhones and other iOS devices. Carl Schou tweeted that if an iPhone comes within range of a network named %secretclub%power, the device won’t be able to use Wi-Fi or any related features, and even after resetting network settings, the bug may continue to render Wi-Fi on the device unusable.
— Carl Schou (@vm_call) July 4, 2021
A few weeks ago, Schou and his not-for-profit group, Secret Club, which reverse-engineers software for…