If you get a mysterious text message with the words “effective power” and a bunch of Arabic symbols, it might be too late. According to CNET, this “virtual terrorist text message” can crash your iPhone and cause it to reboot. And experts are not sure what other damage the text message can do. Apple is feverishly working on a fix, according to Mashable. But for now, beware!
Keep sending me the text message that turns my iPhone off and I will turn yours off by lighting you and the phone on fire. ?— The Ethan Starkey (@TheEthanStarkey) May 27, 2015