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Apple’s closed iOS 8.4 vulnerability that allows you to restart the iPhone using “Arab” SMS

At the end of last month in the media, a wave of publications, one of which indicated that Apple is trying to fix a bug that allows you to temporarily withdraw iPhone fail text message. To blame vulnerability common to all the “Apple” of Apple devices. That is, one text message, you can restart the iPad, Apple Watch, and even Mac.

The failure of the gadgets, leading to a restart is invoked when a message is received that contains a particular sequence of characters. It does not matter whether the message was received by the regular means of Messages or other communication application. The main thing is that it was the function of notifications with a short message content.

Before the same text message vulnerable and smart watch Apple Watch. When you try to browse the device restarts. Mac users using iMessage can’t see, however, the failure occurs when working in the Terminal.

As it turned out the developers who have installed the fourth beta version of the update iOS 8.4, in this release, Apple fixes the vulnerability. iPhone and iPad when you receive the “Arab” SMS continues to work in normal mode.

The reason for turning off the iOS 8.3 and earlier versions of OS when receiving a message with a certain text called the error encoding. The system handles error messages in a specific order, alternating Arabic text, Latin, Marathi, and Chinese characters.

Previously, Apple announced that it was aware of the problem and that its solution will be released update. On the company’s website contains detailed instructions that allow to get rid of a received message. Comes with a simple solution: tell Siri, “Read unread messages” and use the helper to respond to SMS. After that you can go into iMessage and delete the ill-fated message.

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Update iOS 8.4 with a fix for the bug is tested from mid-April, the fourth beta version was released on 9 June. The main novelty in this release is considered a new music app with built-in streaming service Apple Music. Download the update will be June 30.

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