Don’t click on that: and links crashing smartphones


  • Marc Palumbo

    Not a Windows Problem 😀

    • Unless you’re using Chrome on Windows.

    • Marc Palumbo

      It’s ok. Chrome on Windows can crash on it’s own. It comes with it’s own mischievous code by sucking my ram dry 😉

    • Rev0lver

      I’m sure the 12 windows phone users must be very relieved….

    • He said Windows, not Windows Phone! the foot is always bigger going back in your own mouth!

    • Rev0lver

      No foot in my mouth. It was a little joke. You need to learn to take things less seriously….

    • sure…. nice save!

    • Rev0lver

      I guess…

    • Marc Palumbo

      He realized his mistake

    • Marc Palumbo

      I must have forgotten about all 200 million Windows devices. Oops… my bad!

    • Rev0lver

      No problem. Everyone makes mistakes.

    • MassDeduction

      200 million? That’s just Windows 10. The whole Windows ecosystem is much, much bigger than 200 million.

    • Marc Palumbo

      Ya I know, but I wanted to outline Windows 10 since it’s their mobile OS. I’m not sure of Windows 8.1 or 8, but I’m sure they’re out there.

  • Thorsten Garbe

    Nope my phone didnt crash either. Lg g4

  • Mikel Calderon

    apparently it generates a url with 10000 numbers. causing the page to hang.

    • Tim

      I copied the link into Notepad++ and there are 1792 numbers after the link. both crashsafari and crashchrome are the same

  • Not a problem on my BlackBerry Priv, browser is unresponsive but I just close it.

    • Mikel Calderon

      I came back to say just that. On my Priv it loads “what were you expecting”. But there may be a more nefarious plot here than we can see. Whoever runs this site is collecting info using google analytics. Probably nothing but you can never be too safe.

  • BritBloke

    FYI, the Wired link in your fourth paragraph links to crashsafari. I’m guessing that’s not intentional 😀

  • Quik

    Crashed Chrome on my Galaxy Note 4. But the phone recovered fine after about 20 seconds.

  • Mo Dabbas

    In the article, you should give a warning about the “try it out” part. lol. I clicked it thinking I may see a video or something how it works but then I got my browser frozen. It crashes and asks to restore the pages…. Nothing major

    • Colton Blumhagen

      Except for me when it restored the pages it restored crashsafari. lol

    • I don’t know, I think “try it out” in a sentence that sentence is pretty clear.

  • Graham Fluet

    Blackberry browser crashes, but the entire OS stays responsive and you can quickly close and relaunch the browser. Firefox freezes and has to be relaunched.

  • pumpkin_link

    not a problem on the xperia play

  • Ipse

    Would be fun to know how many IOS users clicked on the link….