Final week, software program developer and researcher Abraham Masri shared particulars of a bug that will enable others to freeze your iPhone with little greater than a fast textual content message.
Apple has simply pushed out iOS 11.2.5, which patches that difficulty.
This bug, the likes of that are sometimes called a “textual content bomb,” had a would-be attacker ship a URL through textual content message. When the recipient’s telephone began processing it for preview, the machine would begin doing all types of bizarre issues — from freezing, to residence display screen crashes, to kernel panics.
The corporate not often says a lot in regards to the whats and whys of a bug, but it surely mentions within the safety notes that it stemmed from the best way hyperlinks obtained in textual content messages are processed and introduced. Apple credit Masri for locating the bug.
This replace additionally preps iOS units for the approaching launch of Apple’s HomePod speaker, and teaches Siri methods to learn the information (albeit solely within the U.S., U.Okay. and Australia) while you say the best magic phrases — which, wouldn’t you already know it, are “Hey Siri, play the information.” You can also get a bit extra particular, saying issues like “enterprise information” or “sports activities information.”