Published: Tue, February 20, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Kristin Zimmerman

Apple releases new security update to fix Telugu character crashes

Apple releases new security update to fix Telugu character crashes

The fix, which is now live, is available for devices running across Apple's software family, including iOS, macOS and watchOS. The update has been rolled out for all four of its operating systems iOS, watchOS, tvOS, and macOS.

Several reports emerged last week that Apple devices had problems rendering two characters in the Indian Telugu language.

Once the faulty character is received, the apps will crash right away.

Apple today released software updates to all of its platforms to address the Indian character crash bug discovered last week. If you want to access the update, you have to go to the Settings - General - Software Update.

Apple rushed out iOS 11.2.6 today to fix a bug that caused iPhones around the world to crash. Previously, a mysterious bug caused several iPhone and iPad devices to crash back in December past year.

It adds that the update "fixes an issue where using certain character sequences could cause apps to crash".

Apple has now issued a software update for its iPhones, iPads, Mac computers, smartwatches and TV set-top boxes.

Telegram and Skype do not appear to be affected and the issue couldn't be recreated in the public beta versions of iOS 11.3. You need to connect your device to a WiFi network to download the update and it is also recommended to take a backup of your data before you begin.

When an Apple user receives a message with the virus text, the device being used will completely shut down. It makes sense as Apple was forced to release a couple of other bug fixes in recent months. The company said that the update resolved the memory corruption issue "through improved input validation".

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