A new bug was released last week on iOS that affected all those users who received a message with the Telugu symbol. No matter the way in which that symbol was received, the device started to work erratically, closed applications, restarted each time we accessed the control center or performed any task as usual.
According to Apple, this error was not new because he had proof of it and in theory it had been fixed in previous versions of iOS, at least in the betas, but it has been forced to launch it earlier than expected due to the large number of unscrupulous that have been dedicated this past weekend to share this symbol in a massive way what has ended up giving the fret with many iPhones.
iOS 11.2.6 includes bug fixes for your iPhone or iPad. This update:
-Fixes an issue where using certain character sequences could cause apps to crash.
-Fixes an issue where some third-party apps could fail to connect to external accessories.
Available for: iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation
Impact: Processing a maliciously crafted string may lead to heap corruption
Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed through improved input validation.
CVE-2018-4124: an anonymous researcher
But it seems that this bug was not available only on iOS, but also was also available in both tvOS, watchOS and macOS, which has forced Apple to launch respective updates so that these devices are not affected if they receive the happy symbol. If unfortunately we were not affected this bug, the only way was to restore a previous backup, as long as we had and was recent, because otherwise, we would lose all the information available in our terminal from the date.
The Cupertino company took advantage this update to solve an error presented by some applications when connecting with external accessories. If you have not yet been affected by a funny one that sent you this symbol, you are already slow to update your device, through the available update, since its size varies between 30 MB and 200 MB, so it does not It will take you much longer than necessary.