A link which crashes Apple’s Safari browser on iPhones and Macs is doing the rounds, according to a report by The Guardian.
Called crashsafari.com, it overloads the browser with a self-generating text string which populates the address bar and becomes increasingly difficult to load.
“After about 20 seconds or so it will force an iPhone to reboot, while significantly heating up as the smartphone tries to handle the code of the site,” stated the report.
iPads suffer a similar fate, while Android devices running Chrome are reported to heat up and become sluggish when accessing the link.
Safari on Macs will also crash, stated the report, with Chrome on a Mac and PC slowing down due to the link.
“Rebooting the iPhone or quitting Chrome on an Android device clears the problem,” said The Guardian.