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Offbeat WhatsApp 'Text Bomb' Bug Can Crash Your Phone

17:41  09 may  2018
17:41  09 may  2018 Source:

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‘Not only is WhatsApp crashing , my whole system process gets stuck, and I need to restart my phone ,’ said the Reddit user who spotted the bug . This is not the first time that a devastating ' text bomb ' that crashes devices has been uncovered by researchers.

To make matters worse, your phone could crash , forcing you to restart it. But fortunately, it doesn’t seem as though the WhatsApp bug will wipe your handset or require you to completely reboot the device. The previous text bomb was caused…

a hand holding a cell phone © Brazil Photo Press via Getty Images A WhatsApp “text bomb” bug has been discovered that if opened, causes the victim’s phone to slow down and then crash.

The message, which has been shared on Reddit, looks innocent enough but hidden inside it are thousands of simple commands that are designed to overload a smartphone’s operating system.

The message reads simple: “This is very Interesting! 

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