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Here's how to stop the malicious message from bricking your PS4

15 October, 2018, 13:09 | Author: Abraham Jackson
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The offending messages apparently have the word "Juegas" and a odd symbol that can't be recognized by the PS4. Some affected users are finding success in deleting the message via the mobile app, while others aren't having any luck going that route. One of the team members, though, did not face the problem, as their message settings were toggled to "Private" mode.

Multiple Reddit posts report a new frustrating PlayStation Network bug that can essentially temporarily break your PS4's firmware.

Reddit users seemed to all have stories beginning similarly with "I was beating these guys in x online game" before they received the message.

"A player from the other team used a dummy account to send the message and crashed my entire team", said reddit user Huntstark. Messaging, and set Messages to either Friends (if you trust them) or No One.

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

Another suggestion involves running a factory reset on your console, though you may want to look at that as a last resort. A system bricking would apply that a factory reset wouldn't fix it, and that it would need to be sent to Sony.

To adjust settings go to: Account Management - Privacy Settings - Who Can Message Me - Select "No One".

From a web browser, visit the PSN Privacy setting page, then sign in with your PS4 account credentials. Reports indicate that some PS4 consoles continue to operate unstably even after the message is deleted; in that instance a rebuild of the PS4 system database has been reported to fix any lingering issues.

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