Dangerous PlayStation message shuts down consoles and can break them

It was reported earlier this week that a messaging bug was causing PlayStation 4 units to crash. Countless reports on forums and social media suggested that messages with a certain string of characters could make the console crash. This obviously would result in headaches for owners but fortunately, Sony has confirmed that it has fixed the issue. One of the official PlayStation Twitter accounts has confirmed that the issue has now been fixed. It’s also clarified that this didn’t brick the consoles. The messages would only send the consoles in a crash loop which could be fixed in under five minutes. Users first had to delete the message using the PS Mobile app on their smartphone, go into Safe Mode, use Option 5, and have the console boot up normally.It was reportedly quite bad for some owners as they had to factory reset their consoles just to get them working again. The smart thing to do prior to the fix was to not open messages on the console itself. The messages can easily be opened using th

Sony says it fixed message bug that crashed PS4s

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Tue 16 Oct 18 from Engadget

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Tue 16 Oct 18 from HotHardware

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Tue 16 Oct 18 from Ubergizmo

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Mon 15 Oct 18 from CNET

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Sun 14 Oct 18 from HotHardware

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A malicious message is circulating which can apparently cause PlayStation 4 units to crash. This according to many reports from owners on social media and forums. The message has a string ...

Sun 14 Oct 18 from Ubergizmo

PS4 owners say malicious messages are crashing their consoles

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Sun 14 Oct 18 from Engadget

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