Apple bug can crash your iPhone with just a text message

The bug was discovered by Abraham Masri and he said it can also slow down Safari browser that is used to surf the internet on Mac computers. This impacts iOS and macOS devices alike.

Masri told BuzzFeed News that he discovered the bug while "fuzzing with the operating system". If you are not on the latest beta build of Apple's software then it's good practice to avoid opening all links that might seem a little "strange" to you.

As ever, the best method of defence against this kind of bug is to regularly update your phone, tablet and computer's software.

It appears as if the "Effective power" bug is back on both iPhones and Macs. However, the irresponsible use of such a feature might not be taken lightly by everyone. Once the link is clicked on, it will affect the user and sender of the link. Many say the Messages app becomes completely unusable through constant crashing, especially if they try to re-enter the conversation.

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Here is what's causing the problem. It could be the way the link is coded or something deep within the page that the link leads. The flaw can freeze a device and, on occasion, cause it to restart.

Remember the ChaiOS message bug we talked about yesterday?

"Please don't be tempted to try the text bomb attack out on anyone else - you're not being amusing, you're just being a jerk".

Have you ever received a message or link that crashed your device? And for heaven's sake, don't send it to an unsuspecting friend. With no fixes available yet, Apple device users are at an alert and cautious of the messages hitting their smartphones.

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