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Beware! A new iMessage prank text can CRASH your phone: Here’s how to fix it

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A bug found in Apple‘s iOS is causing the iMessage app to crash after receiving a malicious text.

The prank message contains an attachment to a large file known as a vCard. This is a type of virtual business card that lets you share contacts on your phone.

The prank message contains an attachment to a large file known as a vCard. This is a type of virtual business card that lets you share contacts on your phone. It can cause iPhones to crash completely (stock image)

HOW TO FIX THE ISSUE

A simple solution to the problem is to open this site on the Safari browser.
This will trigger a process to fix the crash and restore the iMessage app.
When this is done, a message will appear on your screen saying ‘I have just saved your iPhone bro ;)’ in the messaging app.

Because iMessage can’t handle the file size and complexity of the vCard, it freezes completely – and a reboot won’t fix the problem.  Instead, when victims who do a hard reset are greeted with a blank screen. The new exploit was found by hacker vincedes3 who has also provided a fix.

‘When you click, iOS want to read the text, the text in the file is very complicated for the system and cause a CPU average: the app freeze,’ vincedes3 wrote on his site.

‘You close the app, want to reopen but iOS want to reload the previous message but can’t because it’s the vcf file.

Vincedes3’s vCard has 14,281 lines of code, which is far more than the average VCard which has around 300.

A simple solution to the problem is to open this site on the Safari browser. This will trigger a process to fix the crash and restore the iMessage app. When this is done, a message will appear on your screen saying ‘I have just saved your iPhone bro ;)’ in the messaging app.  This flaw affects the latest versions of iOS.

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