iPhone users, beware as this recent text message will crash your phone in a matter of seconds.
iPhone users across the planet, be very careful! it’s come to the notice of the many that a new text bug, which only comes with a string of characters, is crashing Apple’s iOS devices around the world. The message containing the character string, like always, has gone viral and is getting used by exploiters all around the world to cause unnecessary distress to unsuspecting or unaware users. the difficulty at hand may be a string of characters within the Sindhi language, paired with the emoji of the Italian ensign. Unfortunately, while Apple has acknowledged the difficulty, it’s yet to roll out a fix for it.
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about this bug.
According to reports, simply receiving the notification from a random stranger may cause your phone to crash, and you can’t really do much about it. As discovered by EverythingApplePro, if an Apple user receives this particular message (not revealed here for obvious reasons), their devices will immediately crash and become unresponsive. The string is believed to possess originally being shared on a Telegram group and is now also being circulated on Twitter. Reports across the web have stated that the flaw particularly affects Apple devices running on iOS, so other Apple platforms, like Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV, should be safe.
What can possibly be done?
For now, there is ain’t a 100% solution for this issue, but Apple has confirmed that they are working on a new update, iOS 13.4.5. Until the stable version of the update rolls out, iPhone and iPad users are recommended to switch off all notifications from any messaging or social media app. As prevention is better than cure. Also if you haven’t backed-up your Apple devices in a while, then its high time you back it up. Since the only possible solution if your phone crashes is to hard reset your phone which might cause data loss at times.
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