Apple has fixed a problem that could allow a carefully crafted malicious text to freeze your iPhone.
On Tuesday, the company released an update to iOS, the software that runs iPhones and iPads, to patch up a "text bomb" called ChaiOS that could cause those devices to crash and delete all your messages.
Finding and patching holes is a never-ending battle for software makers. As software steadily gets more sophisticated, that.
Masri told BuzzFeed he published the bug to alert Apple after he reported the problem on Jan. 15 and didn't get a response from the tech giant about plans for a fix.
Apple didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
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