Apple rolls out iOS 11.2.6 update for fixing Telugu Unicode character bug crashing iPhones and iPads | Digit

Apple has started rolling out the 11.2.6 update for iOS fixing the critical Telugu character bug issue which caused crashes on iPhones and iPads. The company is also seeding updates to watchOS, tvOS and macOS as devices running on them were also affected by the bug. The vulnerability was plaguing users since it was discovered and once the news spread, some people started exploiting it and crashing other people’s iPhones by tagging the character in their tweets, posts and other social media platforms.  The Telugu character affected devices running on iOS 11.2.5…

Internet trolls on Twitter and Facebook using Telugu Unicode character for crashing iPhones | Digit

A new bug affecting iOS, watchOS and macOS devices was discovered recently, which causes app crashes and bootloop errors on iPhones. This happens when a Telugu Unicode character is sent as a message or even pasted in the smartphone’s Label, TextField, or TextView. Some users on Twitter and Facebook have already started misusing the vulnerability and are adding the special character to their tweets. This is causing an uproar from inconvenienced users, whose smartphones have crashed/bricked as a result, on Twitter, Facebook and many other social media platforms.  As per…

Apple to soon fix Telugu character bug which crashes iPhones and can cause bootloop error: Report | Digit

A new bug on iOS affecting a majority of Apple devices has been discovered. It can reportedly crash apps to cause recurring force closes. It also has the potential to freeze, reboot the device and cause a bootloop error, as soon as a Telugu character is pasted in the any TextField, Label or TextView. As per a report by MobileWorld, the bug is not isolated to iOS and it also effects watchOS, macOS. However, it severely affects iPhones as the Telugu character is received by an iPhone or even entered into a text…