Apple bug can crash your iPhone with just a text message
- Author: Latoya Cobb Jan 19, 2018,
Jan 19, 2018, 2:01
However, the link started being shared quickly on social media.
As Engadget notes, the bug does not appear to cause lasting damage, but it can cause major irritation.
You don't have to click the link to be impacted, someone just has to text it to you.
In some cases, if messages are in a recurring loop, the app will continue crashing no matter how many times you attempt to open it. It adds that just receiving the message is good enough to cause a crash. If someone is looking to build mobile applications for the iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad, an iOS developer can help you get started.
After posting about the "chaiOS" bug on the GitHub page, it was taken down by administrators before being restored a few hours later. "But, thankfully, more of a nuisance than something that will lead to data being stolen from your computer or a malicious hacker being able to access your files".
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A simpler solution would be to force quit iMessage and then delete the entire conversation.
There's no word on whether Apple will issue an update to fix, though this is likely. We can't say for sure as the complete details regarding the update are now unknown.
The bug affecting Apple products has been christened "chaiOS".