Many people check whether there is a WiFi network in a neighborhood or a public place to save their internet data. If they are readily available, they connect to the network and save their own Internet data. It is true that this will save your data. However, because of this you can become prey for hackers. Always, there is a risk whenever you use a WiFi network in a public place.
New iPhone bug has been identified that crashes your phone
Sometimes we use special characters (e.g. !@#$%^&*() etc.) in name of the WiFi router. But, recently a new iPhone bug has been identified. Here, whenever you will connect to WiFi network having special characters in their name, there is a possibility that your iPhone’s data will be stolen and your phone may crash. A newly discovered bug might also affect the WiFi performance of your handset and it cannot be rebooted. The only way to come out of this situation is to reset your network settings.
Some experts believe that, the percentage sign (%) at the beginning of the WiFi name is causing the issues in iPhone. According to experts, iPhone interprets them as command signals instead of normal text.
Ways to avoid this issue
Overall, if you are using a public WiFi network, then there is a possibility that you have been spotted by hackers. However, with careful use, we can protect ourselves from the clutches of hackers. The best way to avoid the threat of hackers is to never connect to a WiFi network that you are not familiar with or if you are using then always try use it with VPN.
However, if your phone is a victim of this iPhone bug, the first thing that you have to do is to reset it by going to the phone’s Settings (Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings). Meanwhile, select the option to Reset Network Settings and then confirm it. When your iPhone restarts, you can set up your WiFi again. Doing so will remove your previous WiFi passwords and settings. Of course, you can protect yourself from the eyes of hackers.