There's An iMessage "Text Bomb" That Will Freeze Your iPhone

A newly discovered bug called "chaiOS" can freeze your iPhone and, in some cases, crash it, if someone sends you a link containing the malicious code on iMessage.

Software developer Abraham Masri found the bug and posted it on GitHub Tuesday (1/16) afternoon. The link to that GitHub page — even if you don’t click it — will crash the phone. The bug requires no action from you to do damage.

Apple confirmed a fix is coming in a software update next week.

Source: BuzzFeed; photo: Getty Images

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