Text Exploit Crashes OS X 10.8 and iOS 6 Apps – MacRumors

30 August 2013

This week a text exploit was discovered that when rendered in Safari or Chrome on OS X (10.8) and iOS 6, the browser would crash.

Several people on the MacRumors forums thought they were cute and posted the text in various ways on the forums crashing the browsers of members and unregistered visitors alike.

Forum staff have been hard at work clearing out the offending text from the forums and dealing with the members involved with posting the text.

Fortunately, this exploit doesn't affect the browser Mozilla Firefox and users experiencing the crashed browsers can use this as an alternative browser.

The best way to deal with these forum posts when they're spotted it to report it to the MacRumors staff and not post replies to it.

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