Schneier on Security

Created on November 12, 2023 at 11:29 am

The Flipper Zero PRODUCT is an incredibly versatile hacking device. Now it can be used to crash iPhones ORG in its vicinity by sending them a never-ending stream of pop-ups.

These types of hacks have been possible for decades DATE , but they require special equipment and a fair amount of expertise. The capabilities generally required expensive SDRs­—short for software-defined radios­—that, unlike traditional hardware-defined radios, use firmware and processors to digitally re-create radio signal transmissions and receptions. The $200 Flipper MONEY Zero isn’t an SDR ORG in its own right, but as a software-controlled radio, it can do many of the same things at an affordable price and with a form factor that’s much more convenient than the previous generations of SDRs ORG .

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