Messages Containing Indian Letter Can Remotely Crash an iPhone

Messages Containing Indian Letter Can Remotely Crash an iPhone

The bug affects iPhones, iPads, Macs and other devices running iOS 11.2.5 and occurs when a when a specific Indian-language character is sent to handsets.

If you do get sent the character, you should get someone else to message you and delete the message and the thread containing it.

Typing or receiving a message containing the letter also causes third-party apps such as Gmail and WhatsApp to crash. While it initially appeared that the Chrome browser for Mac was unaffected and could safely display the symbol, it later crashed Chrome and the software would not reopen without crashing until uninstalled and reinstalled. Last month, users discovered that when a single link would be sent over Messages to users, it would crash Apple's handset.

Fortunately, The Verge has found a way to resolve the Telugu character bug if you have fallen victim to it.

Telugu is spoken by tens of millions of people around the world, with most of the people who speak it living in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

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It merits mentioning here that iOS 11.3 already has a fix for the problem since all available betas of iOS 11.3 are protected against this.

'If this happens, wait and hope that the Springboard will restart properly, because if you force a reboot of the device, it will bootloop'.

But Apple says it will release an intermediary update, a minor release that could take form as iOS 11.2.6 or something similar, to patch this particular bug.

Messages written with the Telugu symbol can effectively disable any chat or email app that tries to fetch them on startup.

Responding to iMore, Apple has said that a bug fix is coming in a minor update that will be rolled out ahead of iOS 11.3.

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