There are plenty of malicious text messages which can able crash the user’s smartphone, and in some cases, even the device can get hacked. If we compare the Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS operating systems, Apple has widely believed that it is most secured, but now it hasn’t been vulnerability proof. As per the sources, there is the new malicious text message doing rounds. This message is capable of crashing your iPhone and even it can disable your iMessage.

This message is mainly targeting the devices which are running iOS 9 up to version 10.2.1 betas. This new text message comes with a very large attachment which instantly locks the iMessage app and which itself makes unresponsive when the user taps to open. The attachment comes with the malicious code, which is the main reason for it.

When the user tries to long press the home button to open the multi-task switcher for closing the iMessage app, the phone shows the white screen when you try to relaunch that messaging application. After a while the app gets crashes, and you will be redirected to the home screen.

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As per the sources, the iMessage app is unable to know the large attachments which are sent to it, and ultimately it becomes unresponsive. The message is being circulated over the iCloud Drive. The users can’t seem to fix the issue by hard rebooting the device of turning it On and Off.

How to Fix ?

To fix this problem, there is a simple work. If your device is affected by this spam, browse the URL, on your safari browser. The website will initiate the automated process wherein the script will launch the native iMessage application instantly, and it will redirect you to the new message screen.

“Yay! Do you think we just saved your iPhone bro?” Soon after this process, iMessage app will work in the normal mode as earlier.

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For the first time, Apple’s secure iOS is targeted and disturbed by cyber criminals. Earlier in the last month, there was a 3-second video from which is believed to be shortened link for a malicious website. This will make your iPhone slow, inactive and ultimately freeze it. However, the get back your phone into the normal state, it can be done only after the hard reset.

Just in case, if you receive the malicious text or other links, ignore them and do not click on it, even you don’t share them with anyone. Check out the video demo regarding this malicious text can screw your device.


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