And you guys though iPhones don’t get viruses….
So over the whole of last week, an interesting trend on tech twitter started to emerge. An Instagram account by the name of Talal or @pgtalal was apparently causing phones to crash if you viewed his stories or highlights. The effects of said story differ per Android device, but essentially if you’re using an iPhone, the basic gist is that dont open this person’s stories because it literally will cause your phone to crash. We actually tested it out ourselves and got a similar result, but we’ll let the YouTube video below, courtesy of MrWhoseTheBoss, explain things a little more for you.
So if you didn’t watch the video for a quick run-down, here’s a condensed version for you:
These story posts really will cause your iPhone to crash
While not malware of any kind, they’re essentially a hack use by Talal which causes different devices to have different effects and reactions
Talal himself is apparently only 14 years old.