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iOS users should be aware of the malicious ‘Black Dot’ message

Revealed by EverythingApplePro on YouTube a malicious message dubbed “Black Dot” message has been discovered. It takes advantage of a bug in Unicode to crash Apple’s Messages app on iPhones and iPads running iOS 11.3 and the beta releases of iOS 11.4. 

The message consists of a black dot emoji and a hand pointing to it, sent through the Messages app to another user. Apple hasn’t issues a fix yet, but one is expected soon, notes AppleInsider.

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Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.