Apple will fix the 'chaiOS' text message bug next week

The texted link causes iMessage to crash.

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Swapna Krishna
January 18th, 2018
In this article: apple, chaios, gear, imessage, ios, mobile
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Yesterday, we wrote about the chaiOS bug, which is a specific link that can cause iMessage on iOS and Macs to crash. Today, Apple let us know that a fix is on the way. The chaiOS bug will be patched in a software update next week.

chaiOS was first uncovered by Abraham Masri, who tweeted about the bug. He noted that the cause of the bug was linked to Effective Power, which was first uncovered in 2015. It worked similarly, in that texting someone a link was enough to cause their iPhone to crash continuously. chaiOS won't cause any permanent damage to your phone, but it's certainly an annoying little bug that needs to be squashed, so it's good that Apple is working on a fix.

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