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.
Right now, lots of jokers are posting shortlinks to 'crashsafari․com'. The link will reboot your iPhone. Watch out. pic.twitter.com/3mZby5Xpo2
— Mikko Hypponen (@mikko) January 25, 2016
According to 9to5 Mac the url works by overloading your browser with an endless list of numbers.
— Marco Peters (@solutionbar) January 25, 2016
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."
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
Wow. One “Crash Safari” short-link has been clicked on more than one hundred thousand times… pic.twitter.com/JqotjPiN1j
— News from the Lab (@FSLabs) January 25, 2016