Beware! This Bug-added Forward Message May Crash Your WhatsApp, Android Device

Beware! This Bug-added Forward Message May Crash Your WhatsApp, Android Device

Beware! This Bug-added Forward Message May Crash Your WhatsApp, Android Device

A new forward message is now making the rounds on WhatsApp causing the messenger app to jam when the recipient taps on the message box.

By looking at the messages for the first time it will look like any other normal message and not a spam. The message when converted into HTML reveals that the text consists of RLM (right-to-left mark).

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Although seemingly brief, the messages contain tens of thousands of invisible "left-to-right" and "right-to-left" control characters that can overload WhatsApp, causing the app to freeze up or the whole mobile operating system to go down. Another "message bomb" which is causing the messaging platform to crash is more "nefarious, looks too innocent" and does not come with a warning.

These malevolent strings of text do rely on a tap from the user though, so for a few days at least, be wary of any messages asking you to tap on a symbol or a word to see more: chances are you're being duped. The content of this message is " Who says that your smartphone cannot hang, along with, don't-touch-here' and also ' i can hand your Whatsapp for a while just touch below message". Fresh leaks hint that work on the WhatsApp iOS Business app has finally begun. The messages are written in a plain and simple text together with emojis which is what makes it hard for the users to identify if it's a normal message or a bug. Then the company is also working on double stickers for both iOS and Android. If you receive any such buggy messages on WhatsApp, it is advised to not click on them, and simply ignore. WhatsApp itself has yet to make any comment on the bug or issue a patch to protect against it, so we can't yet be sure about exactly what's going on. Sometimes, it might need you to uninstall and reinstall the app. But if you type in an invalid number, you will get an error message that reads "Phone number shared via URL is invalid".

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