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Attention to the link that locks the iOS devices and macOS

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Published on Jan 17, 2018

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“chaiOS” is a new link that, if opened in the Messages app on iOS and macOS, it will block the recipient's device. The link “chaiOS” is a link to GitHub in can block the Messages app on both iOS and macOS. Not only that, in some cases, the opening of this link causes a reboot of the device, as well as problems with the battery and performance. The tests carried out, the opening of this link seems to give different results.

In some cases, the link causes a reboot of the device of the sender and the recipient, while in other cases you just block the Messages app. On macOS, often to the crash was the app Safari, whereas on iOS you can also see slowdowns and a consumption of abnormal battery. Once you have restarted the device, all the problems are solved, and this link, while annoying, is shared as a joke in the Messages app, and on social networks.

👋 Effective Power is back, baby! chaiOS bug: Text the link below, it will freeze the recipient's device, and possibly restart it. https://t.co/Ln93XN51Kq fixing brackets ⚠️ Do not use it for bad stuff. -- thanks to @aaronp613 @garnerlogan65 @lepidusdev @brensalsa for testing!

— Abraham Masri (@cheesecakeufo) January 16, 2018

The link was discovered by Abraham Masri on Twitter

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