Apple iPhone’s are being prank hacked
Has your iPhone mysteriously crashed recently? You may be the victim of a prank that restarts the popular smartphone by sending a mere text message.
A computer bug in Apple’s iOS allows anyone who sends an iPhone a text message — with specific Latin and Arabic characters — to shut it down.
Users of the the website reddit discovered the hack, which results in the mobile device coming back on by itself after 15 seconds.
“We are aware of an iMessage issue caused by a specific series of unicode characters, and we will make a fix available in a software update,” Apple said in a statement.