Google’s Project Zero outs how iMessage can brick and wipe your iPhone

Google’s Project Zero security research undertaking just revealed what we’ve already known – that Apple’s iMessage can be thrown off by a simple unorthodox string that could force you to wipe out and restore your handset.

Project Zero is Google’s umbrella team of security analysts who have the sole purpose to find zero-day vulnerabilities, or bugs of the type that can be exploited by state-sponsored hackers, intelligence agencies and run-of-the-mill criminals. The iMessage bug was found by one Natalie Silvanovich, and here’s what she has to say about it:

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