iPhone bug

A new iOS bug will make you say - "Chai," if you click on its link. The link to the malicious was posted by Abraham Masri, and was posted on Tuesday.

According to Abraham, he was trying to break the iOS by inputting random character into its internal code. The bug will crash your phone either you click it or not.

The bug has now been confirmed to have affected iPhone X and iPhone 5s. It also affects  iOS versions 10.0 through 11.2.5 beta 5, and also affect MAC computers. 

The code is able to work with web preview link. Apple allows developers to insert few links into their website's HTML to customize the image and title of preview messages in Messages, but Masri did not insert few characters, but massive random characters into the webpage metadata, which is why the iPhone crashes.


The Github hosting the malicious code was initially suspended, but was later restored, but since it was publicly hosted on Github, this might mean some folks have downloaded it, and might want to use it for malicious purposes.

Masri confirmed he had sent the bug to Apple, but instead he got ant two automated emails, and nothing that confirms that the company will work on the discovered bug.

How To Be Safe From ChaiOS Bug

  1. You must always use the latest security update from Apple.
  2. You can restore your iPhone using factory reset, but please note that you also risk losing your photos, saved data and settings.
  3. Block Github domain by going to Safari settings  (Settings app > General > Restrictions > Enable Restrictions > Websites > Limit Adult Content > Never Allow > GitHub.io).  This is effective if the person sending you this uses Github to host the code, if they use their own server, then you are still vulnerable.




According to some users on reddit this morning, an Arabic text via a group message crashes an iPhone and reboots it. Any user with an iPhone who receives the message will have their phone turned off.


The bug is an iOS mobile operating system, and was newly discovered. It lets iPhone users, crash another iPhone user with just a string of text. The bug only affects iPhone to iPhone messaging system and the notification system. It affects the iPads and iPhones.


The Message: Power لُلُصّبُلُلصّبُررً ॣ ॣh ॣ ॣ 冗. Send that to someone with an iPhone it turns their phone off

iPhone users that received the message won't be able to go back to other conversations without crashing the message app and if the string is received while A user is on THE lock screen, users won't be able to open the message app entirely. This could also cause the iPhone to reboot without notice.


                       See how the Arabic string crash an iPhone

How To Fix The Arabic Message Bug

You can send another message to the iPhone user who sent you the message (A normal text) canceling out the previous strand.

Send the iPhone user who sent you the message by using the "Share" sheet, just by pressing "share" in other apps or send your message via Sri or ask Siri to send message to whoever send you the message.