Experts have recently discovered a major bug in Apple’s devices which causes iPhone’s, iPad’s and Macs to crash with a single message. Labelled text bomb (ChaiOS), it deletes text messages and forces the devices to restart.
If you’re in the middle of a conversation and the device crashes, you are likely to lose your messages as this is the main affect. Sending a message to a contact with a link included is reportedly the most common way to activate the bug. As of yet the it has not been issued a fix or update for it and is therefor live; the Apple team will be working on issuing a patch in which all Apple users must keep an eye out for updates.
About the bug
If you haven’t already spotted in ChaiOS, the bug was a combination of the word “chaos” and iOS, which makes perfect sense! It’s not dangerous but security experts have said that it’s just simply a nuisance so there’s nothing to panic about.
Graham Cluely is an industry expert and he has described the bug in the most jargon free way possible!
The way he’s described it has code and it gives the device a brainstorm, but because it’s made a mess of themselves they just shut down and the messages decided to crash as it’s “the least embarrassing thing to do”.
Keep an eye on updates
Apple will be working on the bug and issuing updates for all users. We would advise you to keep an update on your device, checking if there are any updates available and as soon as an update is issued then to action it.
They have currently released an update iOS 11 2.2. and it states it provides a security update for all users. In their information section which you can find on the link in the update info section, they will not confirm any security issues or bugs until a full investigation has been completed and a patch has been issued.