You've probably heard about the message text that kills iPhones? If not, here's Steve Pao, GM Security, explaining the issue on NBC:
Watch the video to see
- A demo of how easy it is to send the bug
- Why the bug is more of a nuisance than a threat
- Why the code has proliferated so quickly
- What Apple is doing in response to this bug
Apple has yet to release an official fix, but they did publish a support document in response to the issue. The process to recover from the attack is short and simple:
- Ask Siri to “read unread messages.”
- Use Siri to reply to the malicious message. After you reply, you'll be able to open Messages again.
- If the issue continues, tap and hold the malicious message, tap More, and delete the message from the thread.
Apple will be releasing a fix in the next software update.
Christine Barry is Senior Chief Blogger and Social Media Manager at Barracuda. In this role, she helps bring Barracuda stories to life and facilitate communication between the public and Barracuda internal teams. Prior to joining Barracuda, Christine was a field engineer and project manager for K12 and SMB clients for over 15 years. She holds several technology credentials, a Bachelor of Arts, and a Master of Business Administration. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan.