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Apple patches iOS bug that crashed apps due to Taiwanese flag emoji

4 monthes ago   |   By Tech Radar

Although initially slated for iOS 12, the release of iOS 11.4.1 has seen the rollout of USB restricted mode , which prevents the hacking of an Apple device via the Lightning port. But that's not the only feature that the company slipped into its latest incremental update. Former NSA hacker Patrick Wardle found that, when iPhone users either sent or received a message containing the word Taiwan or a Taiwanese flag emoji, the app they were using would crash. Wardle detailed the bug extensively in his step-by-step blog post and reported it to Apple, which lead to the issue being quietly...
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