Warning: found a way to crash the iPhone with links

One click on the link in the email or the email may cause a crash and reboot iPhone. It is confirmed that the victims of the attack may become the owners of devices iOS 11.4.1 and even the beta version of iOS 12. If you go to a computer with macOS, Safari browser simply hangs.

The problem was discovered by computer security expert Sabri Haddos. He explained that the failure occurs because of the special code contained in the page to which the link leads. It contains a set of tags, which activate all the resources of the device. Trying to prevent possible damage, the system stops and restarts.

A message from the dangerous link can come anywhere from Twitter, and ending with mail. Fortunately, the vulnerability cannot be used to steal payment data.

Attention! Go to [link] at your own risk.

To defend against attacks is only one way to be careful when receiving and opening links. Apple already knows about the problem and should fix it in the next iOS update.

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