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Twitter Trolls Share iPhone-Crashing Link And Wreak Havoc Among Social Media Users

01/26/2016 09:54 am 09:54:21 | Updated 26 January 2016

Twitter pranksters are trolling people with a link that is wreaking havoc among iPhone users.

The shortened url essentially takes unassuming scrollers to CrashSafari.com, without ever letting them know that their iPhone, iPad (and any other smart device) is going to go down.

According to 9to5 Mac the url works by overloading your browser with an endless list of numbers.

Crashsafari.com was created last year by 22-year-old Matthew Bryant, Wired reports

"In my spare time I often test how browsers will handle odd code that gets thrown at them,” Bryant told Wired. He added that he created it "purely as a joke."

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Other similar sites causing the same level of havoc on phones and tablets includes crashchrome.com - a bug which has reportedly been around since 2014.

Despite the warning, several Twitter users have already fallen prey to crashsafari.com, with the link being clicked on more than one hundred thousand times

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