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New Malicious Link Can Cause Apple's Messages, Safari App To Crash

1 month ago   |   By Ubergizmo

Back in 2016 a bug was discovered in which it allowed attackers to send a malicious text message to iPhone users in which it could cause their phones to crash. Now it seems that a new malicious link has been discovered that can pretty do much the same thing, where clicking on it will cause Apple's Messages and/or Safari app to crash. According to AppleInsider's report, “ The website seems to exploit a bug or a non-optimized rendering process for OpenGraph page titles by creating an excessively long tag. When Messages attempts to render a preview of the link, the app then crashes or hangs...
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Malicious Link Texted to Mac and iOS Devices Can Cause Freezes and Resprings

Malicious Link Texted to Mac and iOS Devices Can Cause Freezes and Resprings

1 month ago   |   By Mac Rumors

A link that exploits a bug in iOS and Mac devices was shared on Twitter this afternoon, and if you receive this link through the Messages app, your iPhone or iPad can freeze up or respring, and the Messages app can become unusable.
The link, which goes to a Github page, breaks the Messages app and causes problems on both iOS devices and Macs. Simply receiving the link results in issues, likely due to the Messages feature that lets you preview web links. We tested the bad link and while we saw few resprings, it did reliably cause the Messages app to freeze entirely.
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PSA: This link will crash Messages on iOS and macOS, cause resprings & more

PSA: This link will crash Messages on iOS and macOS, cause resprings & more

1 month ago   |   By 9to5Mac

Every so often, a bizarre link or piece of text surfaces that, when sent via iOS or macOS, will cause noticeable issues to the recipient's device. Today, the latest form of this has emerged in what's being referred to as “chaiOS.” It's a basic GitHub link on the surface, but it crashes Messages on both macOS and iOS...
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Samsung Galaxy S9 Starts At $960 CAD Unlocked In Canada

Samsung Galaxy S9 Starts At $960 CAD Unlocked In Canada

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Virgin announces its Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus plans for Australia

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Hands On With The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus - MWC 2018

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Watch the Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ announcement livestream here

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OnePlus 5, 5T Will Get HD Netflix Playback, But There Is A Catch

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Galaxy S9 and S9+ specs: What Samsung changed

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Huawei MediaPad M5 and M5 Pro Hands-On: Are Android tablets on the comeback?

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