Saturday, May 18, 2024

Serious iOS Bug – A Single Text Character Can Crash any Apple iPhone, Mac or iPad

A single character can crash iPhone if it simply pasted in the text field, received as a message via apps like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, etc can crash the application or the entire device.

This bug can be exploited very easily, all you need is to send them a single Telugu character which is spoken in India by about 70 million people. You can find the Character in Question below.

crash iPhone

If you received the character with an application like WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook, etc the application will crash in the continuous loop each and every time you try to start the application.

The worst part is if someone sends the text to you and the iOS tries to show that in notification leads to the whole system crashes on iPads, Macs, Apple’s iOS Springboard, iPhones, Apple Watches, and Macs.

Seems the Beta version of iOS 11.3 is already immune to the attack and the users of Telegram and Skype are not affected.

https://twitter.com/info_dox/status/964205281700802561

The bug was published in Openradar and the news first appeared in mobileworld. Apple was already intimated about the bug. Today Apple Announced that a bug fix will be issued soon covering the vulnerability.

Last January Abraham Masri found a chaiOS that a single malicious link can cause the device to freeze, drain the battery and possibly restart.

Temporary Mitigation – Crash iPhone

If your Whatsapp is crashed then ask any users to send a new normal message so that you can jump to the app through notification section and delete the thread to resolve the issue.

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