New ‘text bomb' bug causes Apple devices to crash

WFLA, WTNH - TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA/WTNH) - Apple devices are getting infected by an issue called a "text bomb" for the second time in 2018.

This time, the iOS 11.2.5 has a major flaw caused by a Unicode symbol, which is a character that visually represents text or a letter in another language.

International software engineers recently found that two specific Telegu Indian language Unicode symbols can crash any Apple device when used.

Here's how it works.

When an Apple user receives a message with the text, the device being used will completely shut down.

Then, when you go to reboot your device, this bug will lock-up the Messages app as well.

According to The Verge, Apple will be releasing a patch to fix this serious issue ahead of its newest update.

The iOS 11.3 revamp is scheduled to come out in the spring.


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