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You Can Crash Anyone's iPhone Or iPad With A Simple Emoji Text Message

You Can Crash Anyone's iPhone Or iPad With A Simple Emoji Text Message

January 19, 2017Swati Khandelwal
A newly discovered bug in Apple's iOS mobile operating system is being exploited in a prank that lets anyone crash your iPhone or iPad by just sending an emoji-filled iMessage, according to several reports. YouTube star EverythingApplePro published a video highlighting a sequence of characters that temporarily freeze and restart an iPhone, which people can send to their iPhone buddies to trouble them. You can watch the video demonstration below. Here's the first troublesome text: A white Flag emoji, the digit "0" and a Rainbow emoji. This simple numeric character, flag, and rainbow emojis confuse iOS 10 devices when it tries to combine them into a rainbow flag. As soon as this text is received, the iPhone's software attempts to combine the emojis but fails, and the messaging app crashes and eventually reboots in a few minutes. The recipients do not even have to open or read the message. Video Demonstration Another iPhone-crashing method involves
How to Fix iPhone Crash Text Message Bug

How to Fix iPhone Crash Text Message Bug

May 30, 2015Swati Khandelwal
We reported you about a new bug in the core component of iOS and OS X that causes the device's Messages app to crash and iPhones to reboot if it receives a certain string of characters , Arabic characters , via text message. Many have since fallen victims to this specially crafted sequence of Unicode bug . It is believed that when this malicious string of characters is sent in a text message, it will crash an iThing when the text is displayed as a notification on an iPhone, iPad, or Apple watch. Not iMessages alone, Snapchat and Twitter on iOS devices are also vulnerable to this iPhone crash text bug as they also use the CoreText component to display text on-screen. Here's the unique text that's causing the iPhone crash: effective. Power لُلُصّبُلُلصّبُررً ॣ ॣh ॣ ॣ 冗 It's been really annoying that people all across the world are messaging each other the secret string of unique characters that resets the phone, causing it to turn on and off.
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