This simple text message can paralyze your iPhone

18 January, 2018, 20:11 | Author: Darnell Taylor
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Apple Insider is reporting that a new malicious link can cause Messages and Safari to crash or hang in iOS and macOS.

The bug can be activated on somebody's device by simply sending them a message containing a link, which is included in Masri's tweet. "My main goal was to reach out to Apple and say, 'Hey, you've been ignoring my bug reports.' I always report the bug before releasing something". In this case, clicking on the malicious message, which was basically a large vcf file, would cause the app to crash and restarting it would also cause the app to crash.

Industry expert Graham Cluley said: "Something about the so-called ChaiOS bug's code gives your Apple device a brainstorm". The bug typically causes Apple devices to crash and restart.

Users were required to contact Apple directly for a fix, the website says, making this particular bug more severe than the recent "text bomb" code.

A security vulnerability affecting both iOS and MacOS has been discovered. In both 2015 and 2016, similar strings of text or dodgy web links caused phones to crash.

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iOS 11.2.5 is no more than a bug fix release and does not bring anything new to the table in the features department.

BuzzFeed's report has a few helpful tips for how to protect yourself from the bug, so head over there for more. This renders the attack useless unless someone was to copy the code and post it on another platform to be disseminated again.

Masri said he published the bug to alert Apple: "My intention is not to do bad things".

Apple has yet to comment, however it's likely the company will rollout a software update to resolve the issue.


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