Feb 20, 2018

Apple rushes out fix to Telugu letter text bomb bug

Apple has tackled a bug that causes its devices to freeze if they encounter a specific character from the Telugu alphabet - a language native to India. Apple has now issued a software update for its iPhones, iPads, Mac computers, smartwatches and TV set-top boxes. It is the latest in a series of "Text bomb" flaws to affect Apple devices. The Chaios bug, which caused the Messages app to freeze or restart if a special link was included in a text. The Telugu letter involved is not very common in Telugu words, but because the sound it makes is unusual it cannot be easily substituted with another character when required.

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