IMessage Contains A Bug That Can Freeze iOS Devices

IMessage Contains A Bug That Can Freeze iOS Devices

IMessage Contains A Bug That Can Freeze iOS Devices

There's an annoying new message going around which is crashing iPhones, iPads, and Macs with nothing more than a simple link.

As if Apple didn't have enough on its plate dealing with backlash caused by shady iPhone "power management" operations, yet another major iOS bug has been discovered. The flaw can freeze a device and, on occasion, cause it to restart. But given that it patches the ChaiOS message bug, therefore it's likely that the "fixing" horizon extends to other realms too. Still the lesson in all of this remains the same: Do not click on links sent in iMessages from unknown users, as they could have a malicious link attached to them.

Masri said he published the bug to alert Apple: "My intention is not to do bad things". Specifically, for iOS devices, sending the link will cause the recipient's messages app to freeze, crash, and delete messages.

You are affected by this bug if your device runs iOS 10.0 through 11.2.5 Beta 5 and some macOS computers.

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A new bug was recently discovered by Twitter user Abraham Masri. Despite this action, Masri maintains that users might not be safe from the link as anyone can access his GitHub account and possibly disseminate it. Described as the chaiOS bug, Apple now tells Buzzfeed that a fix is expected next week.

"My GitHub is publicly accessible, so anyone can copy [the code]".

When criticised for uploading the code to Github, Masri said he always reports bugs before releasing them.

The bug can also stop an iPhone from running iMessage, but deleting the message thread, resetting the device or blocking the site's domain should fix the issue.

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