One of the beauties of iOS versus other phone operating systems is its relative security and stability versus other phone operating systems.
There just aren t a lot of hacks that can harm an iPhone unless it has been jailbroken or hacked by Israeli cyber weapons dealers.
But a new exploit will permanently disable the Messages app.
So prepare to be wary of any text your arsehole friends and colleagues send your way.
This isn t the first killer text for iOS.
Earlier this year researchers at Cisco Talos discovered a bug that killed Messages when the device received a malicious TIFF image.