Pranksters are reportedly exploiting a bug affecting the majority of Apple devices by posting a character in the Indian language Telugu, which can cause crashes for unsuspecting users.
The defective software that many people use on their iPhones, Macs, and iPads, not only impacts such a large variety of devices, but also causes a complete crash. And for many users of the devices, it’s really hard to avoid the bug. For instance, a digital menace can post the symbol on Facebook, Twitter or other social media platforms and then any user of a lot of Apple’s operating systems that stumble upon it can have their phone rendered temporarily useless. (The symbol can be viewed here in a safe format.)
That’s a virtual tactic trolls are taking advantage of to wreak havoc on social media users, particularly Twitter, according to Mashable.
Apple says they are working on rolling out a fix for the bug through another software update. Even if there is a quick fix, automatic crashing is a serious problem for users and enthusiasts of Apple’s devices, which are aplenty. (RELATED: Apple Reporting Tech Problems Before Products Even Go On Sale)
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