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Apple has tackled a bug that causes its devices to freeze if they encounter a specific character from the Telugu alphabet - a language native to India.

苹果公司已经解决了一个漏洞,即如果他们遇到了来自印度当地语言泰卢古语的一个特定字符,就会导致其苹果设备被冻结。

Following the glitch’s discovery, pranksters had used the symbol on social media, private messages and even Uber’s app to cause problems.

自发现该漏洞后,喜欢搞恶作剧的人在社交媒体、私人信息甚至优步的应用上都使用了这个符号来引发系统问题。

Apple has now issued a software update for its iPhones, iPads, Mac computers, smartwatches and TV set-top boxes.

苹果目前已经为旗下的iPhone、iPad、Mac电脑、智能手表和电视机顶盒等产品发布了软件更新。

It is the latest in a series of "text bomb" flaws to affect Apple devices.

这是影响苹果设备的一系列“文本炸弹”缺陷中的最新版本。

Earlier examples include:

早前的漏洞包括:

the Chaios bug, which caused the Messages app to freeze or restart if a special link was included in a text an exploit triggered by messages featuring a white flag symbol, a zero, a rainbow emoji and a hidden character the inclusion of a nonsense word in Arabic

Chaios漏洞,即如果文本中包含一个特定链接,并且该文本中有一个白旗符号、一个零、一个彩虹表情符号和一个隐藏字符包含在阿拉伯语中无意义的字,就会导致信息软件卡机或重启 。

The US firm’s security update refers to the latest flaw as a "memory corruption issue" triggered by "processing a maliciously crafted string".

苹果公司的安全更新将这一最新的漏洞定义为由于“处理恶意编辑的字符串”而导致的“内存崩溃事件”。

The issue was first reported by the developers of the Aloha mobile web browser on 12 February.

这一问题最早是在2月12日由Aloha移动网络浏览器的开发者报告出来的。

It affects Apple’s Messages app as well as third-party services including Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger, Twitter, Outlook and Gmail, but not Telegram or Skype, according to the Verge news site.

据《边缘新闻》网站报道,它不仅影响了苹果的信息应用程序,还影响了包括Whatsapp、Facebook Messenger、Twitter、Outlook和Gmail在内的第三方服务,但Telegram或Skype未受波及。

The Telugu letter involved is not very common in Telugu words, but because the sound it makes is unusual it cannot be easily substituted with another character when required.

(该bug)所涉及的Telugu字母在这门语言中并不常见,但因为其发音很不寻常所以在需要的场合很难用另一个字母代替。

Telugu itself is mostly spoken in south-eastern India, where it is the official language of the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

泰卢固语本身主要在印度东南部使用,为安得拉邦和泰兰加纳邦的官方语言。