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WhatsApp Black dot message can crash app

The world’s most popular messaging app WhatsApp, now facing some issues in the platform. Now its reported that a new bug “Black Dot” message that is being forwarded via WhatsApp messages and can crash not just the app but also your phone. It reportedly contains a code which when tapped overloads WhatsApp and even the OS, resulting in a crash.

Highlights

  • The bug/item is being forwarded via messages in Whatsapp
  • When tapped, it could send the app and possibly the phone crashing
  • Tapping on a portion of text makes the app ‘expand’ the hidden symbols

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With this black dot message, users experiencing app as well as phone crash. 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,” SlashGear reported. These messages are not new and not limited to Android platform.

 

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