Sending link to website lets you crash Safari and anyone’s iPhone

Prank website forces iPhones to reboot and will cause computers and Android devices to hang

Following the fun users had with the “effective power” iPhone text message bug, people have been sending a link to users of Apple’s Safari browser that will crash their iPhones or Macs.

The link, which is simply, overloads the default browser with a self-generating text string which populates the address bar. After about 20 seconds or so it will force an iPhone to reboot, while significantly heating up as the smartphone tries to handle the code of the site.

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Guardian invests in Brent Hoberman’s tech startup incubator

Deal makes Guardian Media Group exclusive partner for Founders Factory investments in businesses in the media sector

The publisher of the Guardian has invested in Founders Factory, a company that funds technology startups across a range of industries launched by co-founder Brent Hoberman

Under the exclusive deal, Guardian Media Group, the parent company of the Guardian and Observer, becomes the exclusive partner for Founders Factory investments in businesses in the media sector.

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Pandemic Legacy review: Emotional highs and agonising lows

Who would want to buy a game that can only be played through a maximum of 24 times? Everyone

The world was going to hell, and it was all my fault.

For six months I’d been working as part of a team fighting deadly disease outbreaks around the globe. Things hadn’t gone entirely to plan, and now the virulent strain of flu that had swept through much of Asia had hopped the Pacific to establish a foothold on the US west coast. To make matters worse, outbreaks of a highly contagious fever in Latin America had led to widespread civil unrest, making travel in the region hazardous. And as for sub-Saharan Africa, it was starting to look like there was nothing we could do to save it from complete and catastrophic collapse.

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