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Added Jan 18 2018

Because the bug lies in the link preview, it can freeze the iMessage app without you even clicking on it.

Original article
http://www.chron.com/technology/businessinsider/article/A-malicious-link-being-sent-around-will-freeze-12505598.php
Date published
January 18, 2018
    A malicious link being sent around will freeze your iPhone - even if you don't click on it
    A software developer discovered a bug that lets anyone send you a malicious link on iMessage that can crash your phone. Because the bug lies in the link preview, it can freeze the iMessage app without you even clicking on it. Called "chaiOS," the bug affects phones running iOS 10 or later.
    http://www.chron.com

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