iPhone 'text bomb' can crash your phone by text

The code that causes Apple devices to freeze and sometimes crash was discovered and released by a software developer.

A "text bomb" has been discovered which can crash iPhones just by being sent to a victim's device.

Software developer Abraham Masri discovered the bug and said he released it to get Apple's attention after his reports and warning to the company went unheeded.

The "text bomb" code is so toxic for iPhones that devices which were sent a link to the code would also crash - even if they didn't actually click the link.

Mr Masri has since unpublished the code, which has been...
source: The Sky News

2018-01-18 13:05
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