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Warning: A simple text message can crash iOS and macOS

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Every few years or so, news breaks about a new bug that can cause iPhones and Macs to crash. In 2013, it was discovered a string of Arabic characters could kill applications in OS X 10.8 and iOS 6, and then in 2015, the "Effective Power" bug allowed anyone to remotely reboot iPhones -- again by using a special sequence of characters. Here we are in 2018, and it’s the same old same old. Abraham Masri has shared a link on Twitter that can freeze a recipient’s device, and possibly restart it, when sent in a text message. The chaiOS… [Continue Reading]

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