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There's a malicious video link that can crash your iPhone

By Bryan Chan & Cookie Monster - on 23 Nov 2016, 9:22am

There's a malicious video link that can crash your iPhone

Remember the iOS bug that caused the Message app to crash? Well, there is another version circulating around which affects all iPhones running iOS 5 and later. 

The malicious link, which can be masked as a Google short link, will play an mp4. video for three seconds when clicked. While it initially seems that there is nothing wrong, the iPhone will slow down significantly and freeze or even crash. 

If you've accidentally clicked on the link, you need to hard reboot the iPhone. For all iPhones except the iPhone 7, you can hard reboot the device by long-pressing the power and Home buttons simultaneously. For the iPhone 7, you need to long-press the power and volume down buttons at the same time. In the meantime, let's hope Apple has an upcoming software update to fix this issue. 

Source: EverythingApplePro via 9to5Mac