New iPhone prank lets you send FAKE links that send mates to any site you pick

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New iPhone prank lets you send FAKE links that send mates to any site you pick

Post by News Headlines Admin » Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:41 pm

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AN IPHONE bug lets you send fake links to your pals – so be wary if you receive any unexpected links on iMessage.

Pranksters can use the newly discovered trick to lead you onto websites you wouldn't normally visit – or get your hopes up for some completely fake news.

When you share website links over iMessage from Safari, Apple will show a snippet of the story – with an image and a headline.

But a bug makes it possible to rewrite the headline on the article's link preview, as spotted by MacRumors.

This means you can disguise the link you're sending as something else entirely, tricking people into clicking on it.

Devious pranksters could use this to send their pals to a site they weren't expecting – or trick them into thinking a really great announcement (like an iPhone launch) had happened, even though it hadn't.

More reading at the Sun

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