1. slaphappygamer

    slaphappygamer GBAPerm
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    remembering aol messenger

    "a rose for you @}~~"
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    wonder if now is a good time to snag a "bricked" ps4
     
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  2. SexySpai

    SexySpai Meme Expert and Extraordinaire
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    Idk the games servers were already dead when people spammed the message
     
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  3. bluhacks

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    The PS4s are not stable enough it seems.


    Seriously though, that's kind of crazy that your PS4 can mess up from some message if you don't change the message settings.
     
  4. leonmagnus99

    leonmagnus99 GBAtemp Psycho!
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    i actually received a message from a stranger no picture on icon.
    and i just pressed Option then selected "leave"

    thankfully nothing happened to my ps4, as i did not even open the message.
    i made sure to change from anyone to friends only for messages.
     
  5. dAVID_

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    The joy of Unicode ﷽௵
     
  6. Joom

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    Because gamers are the loneliest of people. Also, this reminds me of the DCC exploit from the old days of IRC and shitty routers. Unicode is indeed fun.
     
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  7. YOUCANTSTOPME

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    Speak for yourself :P

    Just playin'.
     
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  8. nWo

    nWo The Game Master
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    Well that sucks.
     
  9. Yepi69

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    What's funny is that I kept reporting these spam bots as they messaged me and Playstation would just shit on my reports with the ''that's not really important'' excuse.
     
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  10. Arras

    Arras GBAtemp Guru
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    The "bad" message breaks the ps4 without having to open it, so whatever you got, it was something else.
     
  11. Wrathcaster

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    Now the real test, setting messaging to friends only and see how nice your friends really are. Lots of people have that one asshole friend who would send the message for amusement lol. For now mine is being set to no-one. Taking no chances.
     
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  12. Orangy57

    Orangy57 bruh
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    effective. Power

    *arabic words*
     
  13. Captain_N

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    id say its pretty bad when and message from another user can cause your system to crash and need a factory reset. How is there even code for that to happen? that's like pressing the home button during a online game and it makes your opponents brick. Seriously what code is in a ps4 messaging system that allows for code execution
     
  14. Ominous66521

    Ominous66521 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac
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    Thats the point,its not somthing that can be done on the first try.Its not somthing thats worth fear mongering over either.
     
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  15. Jonna

    Jonna Some sort of musician.
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    How do you know?
     
  16. awesomehero

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    I just wanted to clarify, does the system crash as soon as we receive the message or when we open it? I want to make sure before I try to attempt setting to private on my brothers PS4.
     
  17. sonicvssilver22

    sonicvssilver22 You're myself, I'm yourself
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    From the sounds of it, the symptoms start as soon as you receive the message with your PS4 turned on. You don’t even have to open the message. But it’s safe to look at your inbox from somewhere else that’s not your console, like the PS App.
     
  18. Xzi

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    Good thing I use my PS4 exclusively for single-player stuff. Changed my settings anyway just to be safe, thanks for the heads up.
     
  19. IwearHelmet4Bed

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    This is the message apparently
     

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  20. wiiando

    wiiando GBAtemp Regular
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    It's not that crazy, someone found a memory bug no doubt and a way to exploit it, with HEN it's not much different just this is malicious
     
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