YouTuber reveals how to crash any iPhone with only a text message.
YouTube channel EverythingApplePro revealed a text message that features a list of characters that has the capability of freezing an iPhone. Apparently, when someone sends a white flag emoji, the number “0” and a rainbow emoji, the iOS 10 operating system shuts down and freezes. In fact, the recipient of the text message with those sequence of characters doesn’t even have to open the text message for their phone to freeze.
EverythingApplePro also explained that after sending the message the recipient’s phone freezes for three to five minutes before restarting, shutting down all services on the iPhone. However, the phone does restart and turns back on. Check out the video above to see how it’s done and how to fix the problem.
Following the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 controversy, Samsung became a hit after a major recall. In fact, a 2016 study found 34% of Samsung owners planned on buying an iPhone. But, the surge of hacking has put celebrities, government officials and even U.S. presidential candidates on hackers’ radar.
Nowadays hackers are becoming more and more sophisticated when it comes to technology. Hacking group OurMine were able to launch a Britney Spears death hoax and even take over Netflix’s Twitter account late last year.
But, some hackers are doing more damage than spreading fake tweets. ‘Operation Methbot’ was revealed last year and found that Russian hackers were able to steal $3 million a day by using bot farms. The report by White Ops called it the biggest fraud operation against digital advertising in history.
But, at the end of the day personal protection against hackers still remains key to cybersecurity. In fact, a new report by Keeper Security found that ‘123456’ is still one of the most common passwords in the world, making it easy for hackers to crack accounts.