The Flipper Zero device, a hacking gadget, is causing iPhones to malfunction with pop-ups and reboots.
The device is designed for various functions but has been used for nefarious purposes like cloning hotel keys.
A security researcher discovered the Flipper Zero was causing iPhone issues on a train trip.
The device sends out Bluetooth requests, rendering iPhones unusable.
The solution is to turn off Bluetooth, but it can be difficult with constant pop-ups and reboots.
Android devices can also be affected, but there are more options to mitigate the issue.
The expanding capabilities of devices like Flipper Zero make RF systems a viable attack vector.
Current security measures for RF-enabled devices are not strong enough.
More robust security is needed as hacking tools become more capable.
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