This New iOS Exploit Breaks the Messages App


There’s a new iOS exploit doing the rounds that will render the Messages app on your iPhone unusable. Thankfully, there are a couple of workarounds allowing victims of this particular “prank” gain access to their Messages again. Unfortunately, there are no workarounds for having friends dumb enough to send you this in the first place. The exploit, discovered by software developer Vincedes3, uses a vCard to overload the Messages app. A vCard typically features 200-300 lines of code, but this one features 14,000 lines of code. So, when Messages attempts to open it, the app crashes. Unfortunately, this keeps happening,…

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