If you’re a Google Pixel user, beware of a certain alien-themed video clip on YouTube that’s causing some devices to crash. According to reports from users, the clip causes some Pixel devices to freeze and restart when played. The issue seems to be related to a bug in the video codec that’s used to play the clip.
The problematic clip in question is a short video featuring a CGI alien in a spaceship, set to a strange and eerie sound. The clip appears to have originated on TikTok and has been shared on various social media platforms, including YouTube. It’s not clear how many people have been affected by the issue, but it’s advisable to avoid playing the clip if you’re a Pixel user.
Google is reportedly aware of the issue and is working on a fix. In the meantime, if you’ve already played the clip and your device has been affected, there are a few things you can try to fix the problem. One possible solution is to clear your device’s cache partition, which can help to resolve software-related issues. Another option is to boot your device into safe mode, which disables all third-party apps and can help to isolate the issue.
This incident highlights the importance of software security and the potential dangers of playing unknown or untrusted media on your devices. While it’s always tempting to click on interesting links and videos, it’s important to be cautious and only play media from trusted sources. In addition, keeping your software up to date with the latest security patches can help to prevent these kinds of issues from occurring.