Many Apple users Are worried about Safari’s crashing link. A site that crashes Apple’s browser Safari is out there in the open on social networks. The harmful website is crashsafari.com (so do not click on it) and makes its intention quite obvious for those willing to take a risk.
But hackers can use various URL shorteners, such as bit.ly, in order to hide harmful link and trick other people into clicking on it. Doing this will instantly crash the web browser, but this is not a long lasting damage.
For iOS gadgets, the web browser will stop working and the iPhone may restart, according to customers’ claims. Meanwhile, on a desktop computer, the browser might hang making the user to suddenly quit Safari instead.
Several Twitter posters have been spreading the harmful web link masked by tempting click baits, while trying to get other people to crash the browser. But the dedicated Twitter app for iOS is now alerting users when the link is about to be clicked, telling them that it was recognized as being possibly harmful for their devices.
That will potentially avoid the nuisance from spreading further in the iOS system, though it is possible for people to send each other that web link independently, you have to be cautious about it. According to tech experts, the troll website was developed by a 22-year programmer from San Francisco who found this bug in the system and created the browser-crashing site as a prank.
People should also remember that clicking on the link coming from iOS’s newest beta version only affected the web browser and the phone did not reboot. The prank site is not the first program to use unexpected bugs in the web browser to ruin end users’ gadgets. A few years ago, for instance, a text sequence was found out that could affect Safari too.
Nevertheless, this new problem is not as severe as the bugs that were crashing Apple’s phones in 2015 via SMS information. During that time, as you might remember, the company had to come with an immediate fix for this issue, not just by patching those bugs, but also providing elimination guidelines for all users who were already affected.
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