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WhatsApp Black Dot Bug Can Crash Your Smartphone

Whats app black dot bug !!

A news is sprouting all around that a bug is being forwarded via messages which when tapped could crash not only WhatsApp Android app even the entire Android device as well, according to media reports.

“As with any message bomb, it involves sending and receiving a specially crafted message with hidden symbols in-between spaces. Tapping on a portion of the text will basically make the app ‘expand’ the hidden symbols, potentially overloading the app and even the OS,” as reported by SlashGear.

Such types of the bugs are not limited to the Andriod. Even the Apple’s iMessage can also be infected by the bugs and cause it to crash.

Whats app black dot bug

“There seem to be two variants of this WhatsApp message being forwarded. One involves an ominous black dot that comes with a warning on what will happen if you tap on it which most curious cats will do anyway,” the report added.

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 messages contain special characters that do not display visibly but are used to change text behaviour.

However, there is no official statement regarding this bug so far from Facebook-owned WhatsApp.

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Ankit Chaudhary
Ankit loves new Gadgets and Tools and generally covers Tech Tricks, Gadget Reviews etc in his posts.

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