Apple is going to fix the text message bug that crashes your iPhone next week
Earlier this week, a software developer on Twitter shared a link that is capable of crashing the an iPhone or a Mac when sent via the Messages app. Dubbed "chaiOS," the bug works similarly to the "Effective Power" bug from 2015, which involved sending a string of text to another iPhone user which would cause the recipient's phone to crash and reboot. chaiOS is more of a nuisance than a serious security flaw, but either way, it won't be around much longer.
On Thursday, just two days after the malicious was initially disseminated on Twitter, Apple told BuzzFeed that a fix is coming in a software update next week. No further details were shared, but presumably both iOS and macOS devices will receive the update, as both can be affected by the text string in the Messages app.
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