Sony Playstation 4 Crashes from Messages with Symbols, Fix the Problem

Report: PS4 Messaging Bug is Bricking Consoles

Report: PS4 Messaging Bug is Bricking Consoles

"We are aware of the situation and are planning a system software update to resolve this problem". If so, have you tried any of the fixes?

As Huntstark notes, you really need to set your message to private in order to avoid falling victim.

In the initial Reddit post, user Huntstark said they received an unsolicited message from a Rainbow Six Siege opponent that "basically" bricked their console, though Sony says systems aren't technically being bricked, but rather sent into a "crash loop".

Sony is in the process of fixing an issue that causes PlayStation 4 systems to freeze up after receiving a message with unsupported text characters.

In a turn of events which may be familiar to users of Apple's iPhone, a platform which has had its fair share of message-related bugs in the past, Sony's PlayStation 4 is reportedly vulnerable to attack via malicious messages specially crafted to contain an invalid character.

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In any case, if you want to avoid this entirely, you can just go to Settings, Account Management, Privacy Settings, Enter your password, Personal Info, Messaging, and set messages to either friends only or disable them entirely.

Until Sony releases a software fix, this is the best way to ensure you don't have to deal with a major headache.

It is unclear when the bug was introduced in the PlayStation 4 firmware, but reports from victimized users have first surfaced online last week. When users try to view the messages on the PlayStation mobile apps, the message does not crash those apps or the smartphone. Power down your console, then hold the power button for seven seconds. So enabling communication from friends only should keep you safe, unless one of your pals decides to pull a fast one on you. You should hear a beep, and see the safe mode menu. Then, choose "Initialise PS4" option int he safe mode. Restart the console and, hopefully, you'll be back up and running.

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