Do not open this terrifying 'text bomb' which is causing Apple devices to crash
People are being warned to look out for an "innocent" text message causing Apple devices to crash.
Labelled as a text bomb, the link exploits a bug in iOS and Mac devices.
If opened, the link causes devices to freeze or crash.
The link, which is sent through the Messages app, goes through to a Github page which seems to exploit a bug that creates an excessively long tag.
When Messages tries to create a preview of this enormous link, the app crashes.
So far, the only way to fix the issue appears to be to quit the Messages app and then delete the entire conversation containing the... read more
- 00:38 Kestrels fly high in promotion race
- 00:37 Prince William to visit Israel and Palestinian territories
- 00:34 Record US fentanyl bust 'enough to kill 26 million people'
- 00:26 Tax break plan for immigrants to attract best and brightest to an...
- 00:25 Rising stars of 2017: campaigner Faiza Shaheen
- 00:25 Home Office criticised for failures in reforms to criminal records...
- 00:13 Obese patients more likely to survive infection in hospital
- 00:13 Rotten teeth health warning on sugary drinks could deter buyers
- 00:11 Classified collusion briefing features top lawmakers, FBI … and...
- 00:05 How many £1m-plus homes are sold near you?
- 00:04 GDPR: 'Don't panic!' data watchdog tells firms
- 00:00 Manchester United transfer target Fred to make decision on future...
- 23:59 Whistleblower Chelsea Manning says government mass surveillance is...
- 23:59 Facebook will NOT compensate users over misuse of personal data by...
- 23:57 Ben Barba inspires leaders St Helens to another victory at Castleford
- 23:57 World No 84 Nicolas Kicker found guilty of match fixing 'and other...
- 23:51 Obese patients more likely to survive infection in hospital
- 23:51 Rotten teeth health warning on sugary drinks could deter buyers
- 23:36 VIDEO: Murder investigation launched after teenage boy is...
- 23:31 VIDEO: Sheffield park sealed off by police following major incident
- 23:31 VIDEO: Murder investigation launched after teenage boy is...
- 23:31 Liverpool to step up pursuit of Lyon’s £70m-rated Nabil Fekir
- 23:31 Liverpool find fresh confidence in sealing £60million Nabil...
- 23:28 VIDEO: Murder investigation launched after teenage boy is...
- 23:24 Woman casually orders McDonald’s with her whole bum on display...
- 23:19 More than 1,000 pupils penalised for phones in GCSE and A-level exams
- 23:11 Rush to buy Trump-Kim coin after summit cancellation
- 22:57 VIDEO: Sheffield park sealed off by police following major incident
- 22:57 Harvey Weinstein expected to surrender to New York police
- 22:55 Senate approves bill to overhaul system for reporting sexual...