Yesterday it was noted a malicious link known as the ‘chaiOS’ bug, was able to crash iOS devices and Macs, affecting users via iMessage.
The text link freezes a user’s device and also can restart it, which poses a headache for users unaware of its dire effects. The bug was discovered by developer Abraham Masri, and so far since its discovery, pranksters have probably been having a heyday with it.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen bugs crashing iMessage, as back in 2015 a Unicode bug caused similar issues.
So again, if you receive a weird link from friends, don’t click on it, as they could be pranking you with this bug.