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    News - Simple Arabic text string instantly crashes OS X 10.8 and iOS 6 apps

    However new OS X 10.9 Mavericks and iOS 7 beta are not affected by the 'unicode of death'.
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    Re: News - Simple Arabic text string instantly crashes OS X 10.8 and iOS 6 apps

    Unicode is... a bit fiddly. So I guess it's no surprise that over the years I've seen loads of bits of software get patched to deal with Unicode issues (PHP, I'm looking at you particularly sternly).
    PHP Code:
    $s = new signature();
    $s->sarcasm()->intellect()->font('Courier New')->display(); 

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    Re: News - Simple Arabic text string instantly crashes OS X 10.8 and iOS 6 apps

    Am I having some deja vu here, or is this an old bug?
    throw new ArgumentException (String, String, Exception)

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    Re: News - Simple Arabic text string instantly crashes OS X 10.8 and iOS 6 apps

    The Mac Observer recommends Mac and iDevice users to; not open web pages and documents containing the string
    Not trying to poke fun or anything, but how are you supposed to know if a web page or document contains the "string of iDeath" until you actually open it?

    I wouldn't think that this'll remain unpatched long.

    I've been "devolved" ... does it show?

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    Re: News - Simple Arabic text string instantly crashes OS X 10.8 and iOS 6 apps

    Yeah, that advice make me chuckle.
    PHP Code:
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    $s->sarcasm()->intellect()->font('Courier New')->display(); 

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    Re: News - Simple Arabic text string instantly crashes OS X 10.8 and iOS 6 apps

    Quote Originally Posted by crossy View Post
    The Mac Observer recommends Mac and iDevice users to; not open web pages and documents containing the string
    Not trying to poke fun or anything, but how are you supposed to know if a web page or document contains the "string of iDeath" until you actually open it?

    I wouldn't think that this'll remain unpatched long.
    lets hope it is patched faster than flashback...

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    Re: News - Simple Arabic text string instantly crashes OS X 10.8 and iOS 6 apps

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    Am I having some deja vu here, or is this an old bug?
    Wp7 had a similar bug and before that ios3 had one which allowed you to take control of non jail break devices via SMS

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    Re: News - Simple Arabic text string instantly crashes OS X 10.8 and iOS 6 apps

    Think I might text that link to some mates on iPoo's

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    Re: News - Simple Arabic text string instantly crashes OS X 10.8 and iOS 6 apps

    Quote Originally Posted by LeetyMcLeet View Post
    Think I might text that link to some mates on iPoo's
    Reckon the Mac fanboy trolls will be tweeting, and spamming this everywhere for kicks n' jollies. I wonder if anyone on the relevant forums has made it their new signature yet?

    Edit - more amusingly, I wonder how many news outlets/blogs, if any, are dumb enough to (not deliberately)post the actual string in their article?

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