Apple iPhones are now vulnerable to a new crashing hack that makes the phones turn off and unusable.
Unsuspecting victims who watch a short 3-second video from Sina Weibo video app, Miaopai, unknowingly download a virus that makes the phone become slow, locked up and eventually shut down completely.
The virus is said to affect all versions of the iPhone, from the earlier models to the latest iPhone 7. The earlier models lock up and fail almost immediately after getting infected.
The lock up can be fixed by doing a soft reset or forced reboot. After that, the iPhone appears to return to normal.