And Now Apple Has A Exploit In iOS Messages That Can Crash Your iDevice

Apple has a lot of issues right now. On top of this issue with a zero day exploit with iOS mail, Apple now has a bug with with iOS Messages where a combination of characters sent to you via Messages can cause your iOS device to crash. Here’s an example:

If you get hit with this, you need to hard reboot your phone, or in some cases you may have to restore your phone from a backup.

In other words, this is a nasty bug.

It’s been a while since Apple has been hit with a Messages bug that caused your iOS device to crash. This seemed to be a common thing all the way up to iOS 11. And there have been a couple of cases where Apple has pushed out a software update to fix this sort of issue within hours of the issue being discovered. So I fully expect to see a software update as early as Tuesday to fix this and perhaps also fix the Mail bug as well seeing as that is likely being exploited in the wild.

Tune in tomorrow to find out if I am right.

6 Responses to “And Now Apple Has A Exploit In iOS Messages That Can Crash Your iDevice”

  1. […] week I spoke of two major issues that iOS users were being exposed to. One was a Messages bug where a specific combination of characters would cause iOS devices to crash. The other was a zero day exploit in Mail that is likely being exploited as you read this. This […]

  2. […] this week Apple promised that an emergency patch would be released this week to address a Messages bug that can cause your iDevice to crash, or even worse force you to restore from a backup. And possible it was also going to fix a zero day […]

  3. […] is a Messages bug that can cause your iDevice to crash that popped up and is actively being exploited by jerks with nothing better to […]

  4. […] been covering a rather nasty exploit in iOS Mail that has been exploited in the wild. Now this and one other security issue was promised to be fixed by Apple a couple of weeks ago. But that didn’t happen. Though the […]

  5. […] the removal iOS Mail so that users could protect themselves. But on top of that, there was a Messages bug that can cause your iDevice to crash.  Apple promised that an emergency patch would be released a couple of weeks to address […]

  6. […] is also fixed in iOS 12.4.7. Which is good for users of that OS. Now there is that Messages bug, well it has been fixed based on this which fits the description of the […]

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