Apple iOS Messages bug also affects Snapchat and Twitter users

Apple iOS Messages bug also affects Snapchat and Twitter users
It seems that the unique string of Arabic, Marathi and Chinese letters and symbols that can cause the Messages app to crash, and an iPhone in lock screen to reboot, can wreak havoc with third party messaging apps. A report published late Saturday says that a Twitter user running an iOS device can receive the malicious message via a Direct Mention or a public mention. If the victim has notifications on, the iOS device (which includes the iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch) will crash.

Snapchat can also transmit the message, and if the recipient tries to open it, his iPhone will crash. While the message cannot be cleared, posts from other Snapchat users can be received without an issue.

Since the release of the precise string of letters and symbols has been made public, people have been trying (mostly as a joke) to crash their friends' iPhones. While disabling notifications will save your iOS device from feeling the effects of the message, it won't prevent your Snapchat or Twitter app from becoming disabled. The particular way that iOS handles notifications is believed to be the root cause of this bug.

Just the other day, Apple issued a workaround and said that it is working on a fix for the problem. This fix will come in the form of a future software update.


Thanks for the tip!

source: TheGuardian via WTSP

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152 Comments

1. ARTE.8800.

Posts: 192; Member since: May 27, 2015

Lmao, iBugs . what's next. iWait for the next iUpdate, and another iBug appears.

21. Sauce5 unregistered

You'e been waiting for updates all your life on Android. Nothing new.

36. ARTE.8800.

Posts: 192; Member since: May 27, 2015

Custom ROMs always help. Unlike you have to wait for Apple. Lmfao.

40. Sauce5 unregistered

Funny thing is, Apple already patched this 2 days ago. Keep laughing, hyena.

48. KhmerLoveKhmer

Posts: 149; Member since: May 26, 2015

lol that's funny considering you paid a full price for a phone to a specific oem and then got your support from somewhere else which is not guaranty to work well. lol you're clearly the most blindest android sheep on the planet. Don't try to embarrass yourself anymore pls.

59. ARTE.8800.

Posts: 192; Member since: May 27, 2015

Lmfao, at least we have options, on apple iOS you are restricted. Wtf. We are not controlled , but free. Linux Android is freedom.

73. KhmerLoveKhmer

Posts: 149; Member since: May 26, 2015

Lol what option? aren't android fans begging for their oems to give updates to them haha. how many android phones running lollipop? it's not called freedom, but disappointment.

88. ARTE.8800.

Posts: 192; Member since: May 27, 2015

And Apple fans begging for android specs and feature. How dare they use drop down notification. You believe in an app launching device. Plain and simple. Why the hell did millions download ios8_ why not stick to ios4. How dare they ... Lmfao.

102. KhmerLoveKhmer

Posts: 149; Member since: May 26, 2015

haha. once again, your trolling attempt is not successful. you're talking big about specs and feature while they're surely not everything to real user experiences. people who buy the iphone are already satisfied with it. the sale numbers keep going up quarterly. they got well served and that's the real SPECS and FEATURE. "Why the hell did millions download ios8_ why not stick to ios4." What's your point? are u butthurt that android doesn't provide update as quick as apple? lol and pls, stop laughing at yourself

108. Hatshipuh

Posts: 163; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Not only that, Custom ROM users are begging unpaid devs to do the work for them. I am a Custom ROM user myself but looking at the forums, many user are like slave drivers, feeling entitled to updates without doing or paying anything. Thankfully it's not everyone though, but the numbers of entitled posts is overwhelming.

137. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yet I can buy a 5 year old Android that does more than any iPhone no. Matter how much it's updated.

67. ARTE.8800.

Posts: 192; Member since: May 27, 2015

Be a kid, and be told what you can't do and have. Apple controls you. You must listen to them iBoy. Lmfao. Listen to what they I'll tell you, what you can and can't do. Wtf, really I'm no slave. Android ftw.

82. KhmerLoveKhmer

Posts: 149; Member since: May 26, 2015

you're no slave, but a just pitiful retard with no life. yeah, we knew it no need to brag about that. Like u be an apple troll with your pathetic style of long essay, yeah, who wouldn't be surprised if it is you TechiXp? you're nothing but just a poor jealous apple hater who comes all the way and bring your sh*t to spread your hatred comments here. no one cares about u nor ur nonsense trolling comments. people buys what they prefer, you're not their master to tell them what to do. keep crying like a loser while people enjoy their products.

86. ARTE.8800.

Posts: 192; Member since: May 27, 2015

Off topic, stay on the subject. What's you're problem if I dislike and something? I'm giving truthful propositions . truth hurts, doesn't it Apple boy. Can't swallow the truth.

89. KhmerLoveKhmer

Posts: 149; Member since: May 26, 2015

the truth is that you're a troll on apple article. yeah, that's the point

97. darkkjedii

Posts: 31009; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dude why are you wasting your time arguing with that piece of S**t? This is what he does for attention, as well as to feel relevant. Cmon man shut him down with one comment, and move along. Just keep it about tech.

99. ARTE.8800.

Posts: 192; Member since: May 27, 2015

More like you are, that's why everyone hates you. Lmfao, people hate you , that 3 times someone replicated you're Darkkjedii account, and was getting insulted. How low is you.

103. KhmerLoveKhmer

Posts: 149; Member since: May 26, 2015

and u think everyone like u? lol you're not only trolling, but also harassing him. you're the lowest here

101. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

I am not definitely on arte's side, but I can't believe you are siding with that other POS, what they do are the same, seeking attention and to feel relevant.

104. KhmerLoveKhmer

Posts: 149; Member since: May 26, 2015

then will you keep silent if he sides with arte? haha. you're still biased toward him, but it's just not direct act.

106. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

Biased towards him? Lol remember when I called him blind android fanboy? I'm not siding with anyone. I hate ALL blind fanboys, be it Fandroids of iFans.

107. darkkjedii

Posts: 31009; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm neither for or against anyone dude, it's just about talking tech. Why form alliances over it, with total strangers we'll most likely never know? I simply wondered why he'd bother arguing with a loser trouble maker like arte.

109. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

You could've said the same thing to arte though.

110. darkkjedii

Posts: 31009; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I have absolutely nothing to say to him, it's like why bother.

124. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Eww why you siding with the patriot retard.. new low for you.

131. ARTE.8800.

Posts: 192; Member since: May 27, 2015

Cause there both Apple fans.

138. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I am not him and he is not me. Simply because you are losing tour argument you wanna bring me in. I don't hate and I don't have tonteoll. I had iPhone and we still have ipads. I speak from a user perspective. I speak from the perspective of a person who has to set them up for other coworkers. I have nothing against Apple other than the fact they have made a this money and yet sell second hand products as new for more.money that buying an option with the latest tech.

69. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

I can agree that he is one of the most blinded android fanboys out there, but you are also one of the most blinded apple fanboys out there. You two are just the same thing but are on different sides. Fanboys on both sides are bad.

72. ARTE.8800.

Posts: 192; Member since: May 27, 2015

You are totally wrong. I'm no blind fanboy. I always give credit to the truth and where its due.

79. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

Well, you bash iOS like a blind fanboy, but not as bad as that tard who ruin the image of both Apple users and real combodian patriots.

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