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

One year 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

One year 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

One year 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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Motorola updates Moto Z3 to Android Pie, unlocking 5G Moto Mod support

Motorola updates Moto Z3 to Android Pie, unlocking 5G Moto Mod support

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Samsung Joining The Crypto Bandwagon With Galaxy S10: Leak

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How to check iOS feature availability in your country

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Argos has already slashed £50 off the price of Honor View 20 deals

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Meizu Zero is the first smartphone with no charging port, buttons, or speakers

Meizu Zero is the first smartphone with no charging port, buttons, or speakers

Since the loss of the headphone jack, many have assumed that we'll eventually see a device which drops each and every port. Today, that's exactly what's happening with the... Read more ...

AirPods 2 tipped to launch in the first half of 2019

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Apple is going to launch the second generation of AirPods in the first half of 2019 with new health tracking features onboard. This claims a new report citing inside industry... Read more ...

LG will show a smartphone with hover gesture control at MWC

LG will show a smartphone with hover gesture control at MWC

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Don't expect the Honor 20 to have a notch

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