New iOS bug can crash any iPhone with a single Indian character

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Before that, in December, there was an iOS 11 bug that froze iPhones and Apple quickly issued a fix just hours after the bug started to occur.

Reports of the bug were first published on the Italian blog Mobile World and have since been confirmed by many other tech outlets. For apps like WhatsApp, Gmail, and Facebook messenger, you can login via web and delete the buggy message. The error is caused when the default San Francisco font across Apple devices tries to render the Telugu characters, PCMag quoted Aloha Browser as saying in a tweet. Alternatively, installing the iOS 11.3 or macOS 10.13.4 betas will fix the problem.

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A similar issue also plagued iPhones in 2016, when it was discovered that a corrupt video file could be used to cause iPhones to freeze up and forced users to reboot the device to make it function again. You might be able to regain access to iMessage by getting a separate friend to send you a message and then deleting the thread which contains the letter. However Telegram and Skype are OK.

As ever, the best method of defence against all kinds of bug is to regularly update your phone, tablet and computer's software.

Ethiopia prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigns
The Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Hailemariam Desalegn , has resigned amid deadly anti-government protests, state TV reports. The 53-year-old prime minister said he will continue in his role until the "power transition is completed".

Of course, this notch is appearing on more Android smartphones now despite the initial backlash, and Apple isn't dropping it any time soon, telling developers that they must offer native iPhone X support with new apps. The bug is reportedly fixed in iOS 11.3 beta; however, that update may not arrive for some time.

"The character in question can cause serious problems and, in nearly all our tests, after the Springboard crash the iPhone went into bootloop and we had to perform a reset from DFU [Device Firmware Upgrade] mode", the report from Mobile World said, referring to a specific character in the Telugu language from India. This means that Apple is likely aware of the problem to some extent.

Russian passenger plane crashes outside Moscow
Shocked witnesses reportedly said they saw a burning aircraft falling from the sky and wreckage was spread over a large area. Russia's Tass news agency said fragments have been found around 25 miles from the airport and there are no survivors.

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