Wednesday, May 27, 2015

This Simple Text Message

This Simple Text Message Can Crash and Reboot Your iPhone

A newly discovered bug in Apple's iOS mobile operating system has emerged this evening that lets iPhone users crash another user’s iPhone by just sending a tiny string of text characters in a message.

The bug is related to the Messages app and the notification system used by iPhone and iPad devices and appears to work only if there is iPhone to iPhone communication.

A string of particular Arabic characters  used in the text message causes the iPhone to continuously crash when a certain text is received and — reportedly in some cases — causes the iPhone to reboot without notice.