WhatsApp text can crash your entire smartphone

WhatsApp is Crashing? Beware of the Spam Message'Don't Touch Here

WhatsApp turned out to be the major platform for communication and here we have one more text bomb that has been shaking the world. So, in the English text we use LRM (left-to-right) directional formatting character, but in the case of this WhatsApp message RLM is used. Fresh leaks hint that work on the WhatsApp iOS Business app has finally begun. Thus far, at least two variations of the message bomb have been identified - there's one with a black dot that literally warns recipients of what will happen if you tap on it (and apparently, folks are still doing just that). "The message says "This is very interesting!" and has a crying laughing emoji at the end". The symbols are hidden between the quotation mark and the emoji. WhatsApp wen and iPhone have not been affected by this bug. It is specially crafted because it is created to lure users into tapping a portion of the text so the hidden symbols are expanded, which then overloads the app and even the entire operating system of the smartphone.

Even though this bug is a new and it hasn't been going around for that long, the Android and iOS WhatsApp community is outraged.

"The trendy message which is getting forwarded these days, reads, "I can hang your WhatsApp for a while just touch below message" and is followed by the message, "don't-touch-here".

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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. The bad thing about message bombs is that they crash the user's smartphone after the user clicked on the message. However, it is better avoiding such message forwards.

But the person who sent you a message could be a horrid hacker hellbent on ruining your day. Sometimes, it might need you to uninstall and reinstall the app.

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