Long emoji message can cause the mobile WhatsApp app to crash on an Android phone

A security researcher by the name of Indrajeet Bhuyan has discovered that there is a way for someone with evil on their mind, to crash the mobile WhatsApp app on other people’s phones. This happens when someone using the web version of WhatsApp sends a message containing at least 5000 emoji to another subscriber using the mobile app. The latter will crash if it receives such a message, shutting down the app. Deleting the message history and re-opening the conversation is the only way to continue using the app after it crashes.

There are some interesting aspects to this. One, the problem …
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