A software update that will arrive next week, will solve the freezing and restarting issue on iPhone that is affected by the chaiOS virus in recent days.
At least Apple confirmed to MacRumors about the new fixing, so it probably comes with iOS 11.2.5 update.
In this way, it is expected that the final version of iOS 11.2.5 will be released next week together with macOS High Sierra 10.13.3, watchOS 4.2.2 and Tvos 11.2.5.
As our earlier post, the malicious link appeared for the first time on Tuesday after it was shared on Twitter. When a text message is sent to iOS devices with a malicious link, you can face the iMessages App on your iPhone or iPad to freeze and become unusable. What’s more, Mac is also affected.
Thus, a user who receives the link will see iMessages App freeze or restart, and it seems that the solution requires users to leave the app, then delete the entire conversation with the person who sent the link to restore the App condition.
Finally, we must remember that the link was redirecting to a website GitHub, but GitHub withdrew it on Wednesday, limiting its spread.