Apple has addressed a bug that causes it to freeze its devices, if you encounter a specific set of characters from the Telugu alphabet, a language in India.
After the breakdown, the discovery of pranksters, the icon had on social media, private messages, and even the Uber app in order to cause problems.
Apple now has a software update for its iPhones, iPads, Mac computers, smartwatches, and TV set-top.
It is the latest in a series of “text bomb” defects, the impact on Apple devices.
Earlier examples include:
the Chaios errors that caused the messages app to freeze or restart, if you have a link in a text
an exploit is triggered by messages with a white flag-a symbol, a zero, a rainbow emoji, and a hidden character
the recording of a nonsense word in Arabic
The US company, which triggered the security update refers to the current bug as a “memory error”, “processing a maliciously crafted string”.
The Problem was first reported by the developers of Aloha mobile web browser on the 12th of February.
It affects Apple’s messages app as well as third-party services including Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger, Twitter, Outlook and Gmail, but not telegram or Skype, according to the verge news site.
The Telugu-point involved is not very common in Telugu words, but because of the sound it makes, unusual, it is not easy to replace with another character if necessary.
Telugu is mainly spoken in South-Eastern India, where it is the official language of the States of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.