Malicious 'Text Bomb' Is Crashing People's Phones

posted by Denise -

A new bug has been discovered in Apple’s iOS software which causes iPhones to crash when sent an Indian character in a message. 

The character, from the Telugu language spoken by around 70m people in India, blocks access to the app displaying it – including Messages, Twitter, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger – and can cause the device to shut down. 

Attempting to restart the phone may cause it to bootloop, or attempt to restart continuously with no success.

More Details from iNews HERE

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