Beware! An iMessage Bug Can Crash iOS with a Single Text Message

It seems that bad luck is after Apple. Recently, there is another blow on the reputation of the company in context of security. A flaw in iMessage has discovered. It allows single message to lock up and crash your handset. Beware! An iMessage Bug Can Crash iOS with a Single Text Message.

When a message with a URL embedded is receive by iMessage, it will go online and generate a small thumbnail preview of the link. If the metadata is much larger than normal then iMessage will lock up the device.

Beware! An iMessage Bug Can Crash iOS with a Single Text Message

The device will freeze for a few minutes, after the link is sent, then most of the time, it resprings. Messages app will not load any messages and will continue to crash.

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It is very important for Apple to roll out a fix in the next iOS that could help in a quick sanitization of any links that generate previews. However this is not the first time that a harmful message has been able to cause trouble on an iPhone.

In 2015 Apple has already faced a same issue when iMessage was brought down by a string of Unicode characters. We hope that Apple will alter its codebase and will enhance it’s security.

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