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New PlayStation 4 Bug Reportedly Breaking Consoles

15 October, 2018, 03:17 | Author: Rafael Roberts
  • Ps4 Messages

Multiple PlayStation 4 users are reporting that a PSN text message exploit is causing their consoles to crash, according to Endgadget.

According to user BorgDrone, basically, someone can "brick" another's PS4 just by using "a message created to exploit a mistake in the code".

There is a new glitch that basically bricks your console and forces you to factory reset it. In a post titled "WARNING: Set your messages to private", user Huntstark1 describes a scenario where nearly their whole team got booted out of a Rainbow Six: Siege match after they all received a message containing an unrecognized character. The stories all follow a similar pattern: users receive a message, their controllers and sound outputs fail, and resetting the console results in continual error loops. Options for that setting include allowing messages from anyone, friends only, or no one.


If you're anxious about this happening to you or someone you know, you can take steps to prevent it.

So far, Sony have made no official statement on the matter, however outlets such as Kotaku, Polygon and others have sought comment or clarification from Sony on the matter. Some affected users are finding success in deleting the message via the mobile app, while others aren't having any luck going that route.

While the exact cause is unclear, many users in the Reddit thread have likened the exploit to previous messaging exploits such as this one from 2015 in which a unique string of characters could crash an iPhone.

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