An apparent security vulnerability has left iPhone users susceptible to having their phones shut off with a simple text message.
The vulnerability appeared to have been first discovered on Reddit.
A thread was created and updated with information revealing everything the Internet-community had discovered about the hack:
The security loophole gained widespread attention on social media Tuesday night, with individuals sending the string of code to friends as part of pranks or to simply see if it worked.
Next time someone with an iPhone pisses me off, I'm going to send them that effective power text.— Oly (@Oly)1432710524.0
The fact that you can turn someone's iPhone off by sending them a text <<<— PATRICK JEAN-CHARLES 🌹 (@PATRICK JEAN-CHARLES 🌹)1432693756.0
Video demonstrates the vulnerability:
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