There’s an iOS vulnerability affecting iPhone, iPad, and even Apple Watch that allows for a denial of service.
Crashing a phone with an SMS? That’s so 2008.
Unlike 2008, this time kids are reportedly using the vulnerability to harass others.
Apple is working on a security update. But unfortunately… that update very likely won’t be available for older iPhones.
Updated to add:
Here’s the “Effective Power” exploit crashing an iPhone 6:
And this… is Effective Power crashing the iOS Twitter app:
On 28/05/15 At 01:56 PM