After warning you a few weeks again a few bizarre Wi-Fi community that may completely disable your iPhone’s Wi-Fi connection, there’s one other one. Twitter person Carl Schou found that the community %secretclubpercentpower will utterly annihilate your iPhone’s skill to connect with Wi-Fi.
This new community is one thing of a variation on the unique explosive Service Set Identifier (SSID). The unique community was a seeming string of letters and the % image—%ppercentspercentspercentspercentspercentn—however as you’ll be able to see within the new community, there’s a standard denominator: %p and %s. It’s unclear in the event that they each should be used, however one or each of these couplets are seemingly the culprits and it doesn’t appear to matter the place they’re within the SSID. So avoid them.
Like the unique community, Schou says connecting to %secretclubpercentpower utterly disabled his iPhone’s Wi-Fi even after restarting and resetting community settings. He was capable of restore community performance solely by manually enhancing an iPhone backup and “eradicating malicious entries” from the identified networks .plist. He’s additionally reached out to Apple’s safety group in regards to the difficulty.
As all the time, it’s by no means a good suggestion to connect with unfamiliar Wi-Fi networks, but it surely’s additionally a good suggestion to keep away from utilizing %s and %p when naming your SSID.
Michael Simon has been masking Apple because the iPod was the iWalk. His obsession with expertise goes again to his first PC—the IBM Thinkpad with the lift-up keyboard for swapping out the drive. He is nonetheless ready for that to return again in model tbh.