PS4 Messages Designed to Brick Your Console Reported By Users

PS4 users warned to set messages to private after receiving message that bricks their console

PS4 users warned to set messages to private after receiving message that bricks their console

What do you think about PlayStation having such an exploit in their system?

This exploit works by sending a message that contains a special character in it, the message will simply arrive at your PlayStation 4 as "Juegas ⍰ ♡", it doesn't even take opening the app for the issue to occur as you'll find your system locking up before hard crashing. A player from the other team used a dummy account to send the message and crashed my entire team. One user had it happen while playing Rainbow Six: Siege. Sony's PS4 Messaging app is free to download and offered for both iOS and Android devices. I hope anyone that's affected by this can easily reset their factory settings and get back up and running smoothly.

While none of this is concrete and Sony has yet to even acknowledge the problem, it is advised for PS4 owners, especially those who play competitive online games, to set their messages to private. As of the time of this writing, the post has been upvoted more than 3,800 times.




From a web browser, visit the PSN Privacy setting page, then sign in with your PS4 account credentials. The only way to combat the malicious message now is to either turn off messages entirely or only receive messages from people you know and trust. You can opt to receive messages only from your friends, or you can turn off messaging altogether.

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

Sony hasn't offered any guidance or responded to Mashable's request for comment, but a couple of crowdsourced fixes have surfaced. In the meantime, all users are advised to take steps to protect their consoles.

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