Here’s the nasty bug that has everyone complaining to Apple:

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effective.

Power

لُلُصّبُلُلصّبُررً ॣ ॣh ॣ ॣ 冗

Send that to someone with an iPhone it turns their phone off


Copy all above the line and text it to another iPhone and it will shut it off.

I wonder what other things we can control with this, rather than just “power off the device.”

Any ideas?

Edit 1: you don’t need that first line, plus i fixed it

edit 2: a list of things we discovered so far

  • it only seems to work if your phone is not on safe mode it always works
  • on a jailbroken phone it shoots you into safe mode…could means that it might be related to a Springboard vulnerability
  • it doesn’t work if the person you are sending is looking at your texts, they can be anywhere else on their iPhone

edit 3: something i’ve noticed, apple changes the api with every new ios, right? maybe it has something to do with that?

edit 4: what’s weird is I’m on iOS 8.1.2 and it crashes my phone as well, so this is not only on the latest OS

edit 5: we found out what it is. it is due to how the banner notifications process the Unicode text. The banner briefly attempts to present the incoming text and then “gives up” thus the crash creds to /u/sickestdancer98

edit 6: this also works with WhatsApp (aparently)

edit 7: Idea We could make an app with this notification called “Respring”, make it so it crashes the app so your at your homescreen, and then it sends you a notification with this text and your phone resprings!

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