Specialist of project Google Project Zero has found a vulnerability in iMessage app for the iPhone, which can completely stop the operation of the smartphone.
The vulnerability was detected in a malformed message that contained an attribute with the key, causing the system to fail. Because of an error in the code for iOS is the app responsible for the home screen, began to continuously complete and resume work. The user no longer see the interface and there was nothing I could do. The problem was solved by either removing the data or by rolling back to factory settings.
Fortunately, Apple fixed a bug in iOS 12.3, which was released in may.
Project Zero often shows up deficiencies in the software from different companies and gives them 90 days to fix them. If companies do not react, the project reports about the shortcomings in public. Vulnerability in iMessage experts found in April.
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