New text string which will cause crash on current version of iOS devices including iPhones and iPads has been found

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There has been new text exploit discovered, which works the same as old ones - certain characters will crash or cause slow down on iOS devices when opened in browser or many iOS apps.

Currently there is no patch available from Apple. The text will work if you just read those characters through browser or Twitter or many other apps, so be careful because a lot of people are spamming it now all over internet, Reddit and social media. The text does NOT work with Discord app so you are safe to use it. If you want to test the text yourself - the article has a Twitter links of people posting it, open them on your iPhone or iPad to see what happens.
 
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Problem is fixed in 13.4.5 which is currently in beta.
 

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There has been new text exploit discovered, which works the same as old ones - certain characters will crash or cause slow down on iOS devices when opened in browser or many iOS apps.

Currently there is no patch available from Apple. The text will work if you just read those characters through browser or Twitter or many other apps, so be careful because a lot of people are spamming it now all over internet, Reddit and social media. The text does NOT work with Discord app so you are safe to use it. If you want to test the text yourself - the article has a Twitter links of people posting it, open them on your iPhone or iPad to see what happens.
How do you protect your iPhone?
 

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How do you protect your iPhone?
  1. Don't have jerk friends who iMessage you malformed unicode
  2. https://support.apple.com/guide/iphone/filter-and-block-messages-iph203ab0be4/ios Filter away unknown messages so they aren't displayed by default.
  3. To avoid the boot loop, keep the default configuration of iOS notifications so that iMessages don't render previews at the lock screen. The devastating crash loop only happens if you set iMessage to show the whole message even when the phone is locked, which is already bad for your privacy.
If you do these things, the worst is when someone messages this, your device briefly shows the Apple logo for 5 seconds and goes back to the lock screen (a shell crash)

If your device is already in a crash loop, you can wait for the public release of 13.4.5 or download a copy of 13.4.5's beta and update through iTunes.
 

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  1. Don't have jerk friends who iMessage you malformed unicode
  2. https://support.apple.com/guide/iphone/filter-and-block-messages-iph203ab0be4/ios Filter away unknown messages so they aren't displayed by default.
  3. To avoid the boot loop, keep the default configuration of iOS notifications so that iMessages don't render previews at the lock screen. The devastating crash loop only happens if you set iMessage to show the whole message even when the phone is locked, which is already bad for your privacy.
If you do these things, the worst is when someone messages this, your device briefly shows the Apple logo for 5 seconds and goes back to the lock screen (a shell crash)

If your device is already in a crash loop, you can wait for the public release of 13.4.5 or download a copy of 13.4.5's beta and update through iTunes.
Thanks man
 

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