Some people are exploiting the latest Apple bug to crash your iPhone via Twitter

There’s an Apple software bug currently affecting iPhones, iPads, and Macs – and some pranksters are taking advantage of it.

The bug means a keyboard character from the Indian language Telugu can crash applications as soon as it shows up in a text field.

As Mashable first reported, a number of Twitter users are intentionally posting the Telugu character in hope that it will show up in some people’s timelines, and crash their device whether they see it intentionally or by accident.

The bug is huge, not only because it concerns all of Apple’s devices, but also because all versions of current operating systems are at risk.

The only safe version is iOS 11.3, which is currently in beta, and it’s not clear when Apple plans to release it more broadly.

https://twitter.com/TristenHeath/status/964699280282759168?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

It’s also unclear whether the company will decide to release a dedicated bug-fixing update first, but it has acknowledged the bug and is working to fix it.

Apple did not immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for comment.

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