Google Finds iPhone Text Bomb That Can Only Be Fixed with a Full Wipe

Text bombs have been around for a long time on iPhones, but this time it’s a serious one, as it can only be fixed with a full device wipe that would obviously lead to data loss too.

The discovery was made by the Google Project Zero team, which has previously reported critical issues in a lot of other products, including Microsoft’s very own Windows operating system.

The bug was found in April, and as per the group’s policy, a public disclosure would have only been possible if Apple fixed the bug or after 90 days.

Fortunately, this time Apple shipped a fix in iOS 12.3, so all details are now available, including steps to reproduce the bug.

Patch already available

Specifically, Google’s Project Zero engineers discovered that sending a malformed message via iMessage to an iPhone or Mac leads to various issues on these devices.

On the Mac, for instance, receiving the malic… (read more)

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