Apple bug can crash your iPhone with just a text message

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So, if you're an iPhone 6/6 Plus user and you're considering not upgrading to the latest version of iOS because you're afraid that the performance of your phone is going to tank - don't!

There's a new Apple "text bomb", which can cause an iPhone or even a Mac to crash and in this particular instance, the text is shared in the form of a website link on iMessage. The bug typically causes Apple devices to crash and restart.

You don't have to click the link to be impacted, someone just has to text it to you.

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The bug is triggered by sending a string of code to an iPhone in an iMessage, Apple's internet-based text messaging system. The last time we saw a bug like this was in 2015 with Effective Bug. Software developer Abraham Masri, the brain behind the bug, gave it the name "chaiOS". The message also causes the Safari browser on macOS to crash, and causes other slowdowns, according to the report. 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. The bug takes the advantage of this feature to infect the devices.

A security vulnerability affecting both iOS and MacOS has been discovered. Masri previously reported the issue to Apple and claims he released it publicly to "get Apple's attention". That said, someone else may be able to replicate the problem in the future and upload it themselves to reinstate the attack.

On Thursday, Apple said a fix is coming in a software update next week. If this sounds familiar, it is, as Apple is notorious for being vulnerable to similar bugs and viruses.

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