Visiting the website CrashSafari.com will, well, crash your Safari Browser, along with a host of other browsers.
The website uses a script that keeps loading characters into your browser’s address bar until it overloads the app’s memory, causing it to crash.
The website works both for the desktop and mobile browsers, but on iPhones, it also causes the device to reset.
Wow. One “Crash Safari” short-link has been clicked on more than one hundred thousand times… pic.twitter.com/JqotjPiN1j
— News from the Lab (@FSLabs) January 25, 2016
The website went viral after it was posted on Hacker News, and is emerging as a popular prank link, causing Twitter to ban links to the site.
Oh man, Twitter blocked CrashSafari so nobody can post the link now.
— mandatory (@IAmMandatory) January 25, 2016
The script has a similar effect on Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, according to VentureBeat. It’s not expected to get a software fix any time soon because it doesn’t pose a malware risk.
To go to the website add “.com” after “CrashSafari.”