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

 
18 January 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber, Views: 41
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