iPhone messages app disabled by new malicious text attachment | 2016-12-30

iPhone messages app disabled by new malicious text attachment

Sun Online Desk

30th December, 2016 12:36:03 printer


iPhone messages app disabled by new malicious text attachment

 

Once again, a malicious text message is being circulated among iPhone users, and this time it is reportedly freezing the Messages app.

 

This new malicious message was discovered by YouTuber vincedes13.

 

The text message rendering the Messages app useless is mainly seen on iPhones running on iOS 9 to iOS 10.2.1 (beta).

 

The Messages app keyboard is rendered useless, and users can only shut the app by using the multitasking page and swiping it away.

 

After shutting the app, if users try to open it, they meet with just a blank screen and nothing else.

 

After receive the message and open the attachment, reportedly are no longer going to be able to send and receive text messages.

 

Rebooting or hard resetting the iPhone does not solve the problem either.

 

Apple will most likely fix this issue for all affected users via an OTA update soon, but until then, beware of huge text files on iMessages.

 

 


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