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Apple Messages 'chaiOS' bug can lock your device with a single text

Apple Messages 'chaiOS' bug can lock your device with a single text

A malicious link, dubbed "chaiOS", is spreading through iMessage, causing the Messages app to break and freeze on iPhone, iPad and Mac devices.

An iMessage bug has been discovered in iOS causing the messages app to freeze and respring, affecting the performance of the phone in the process. The only reason he chose to go public is that Apple ignored his bug reports. It also appears that once the messages app crashes due to this bug, it is unable to restart.

"The bug I released was to get @Apple's attention".

All you have to do is text a Github link to the phone, and that's that.

The link originated from GitHub, but it has now since been taken down completely.

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The software Apple mentioned will more than likely be iOS 11.2.5.

According to the BuzzFeed News report the bug affects iPhone X, iPhone 5s, and basically all iOS version 10.0 and up are impacted by this. This renders the attack useless unless someone was to copy the code and post it on another platform to be disseminated again.

As if Apple didn't have enough on its plate dealing with backlash caused by shady iPhone "power management" operations, yet another major iOS bug has been discovered.

Quickly delete the thread the link was sent in, if you can, before the app crashes. That said, chaiOS doesn't pose a serious or immediate threat to the stability of the affected device, so it might be a while.

Since, Apple has not commented on the problem, it is unclear if they are working on a fix. "Readers with long memories will recall that Apple users have been bedeviled by text bomb vulnerabilities like this in the past".

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