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Topic: Safari

Two critical zero-day Safari vulnerabilities exposed at Vancouver security conference

03/21/2019, 11:03 am

Two major Safari security flaws were uncovered at this week's Pwn2Own conference in Vancouver, one of which could seize full control of a targeted Mac.

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AirPower reference and image discovered in Apple's Australian website

03/21/2019, 11:03 am

A Twitter user has found a reference to Apple's so-far unreleased AirPower charging pad in the source code of the company's AirPods page. It's only in the Australian version of the site, but AppleInsider has also discovered an image in the same code.

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WebAuthn becomes official hardware login standard for browsers like Apple's Safari

03/05/2019, 10:03 am

The World Wide Web Consortium and the FIDO Alliance have certified WebAuthn as an official Web standard, allowing users of compatible browsers -- Safari among them -- to turn to hardware logins instead of passwords.

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Apple may have been paid $9.5B by Google in 2018 to stay default Safari search option

02/12/2019, 02:02 pm

Google may have paid Apple close to $9.5 billion in 2018 to remain the default search engine in Safari, Goldman Sachs analysts said in an investor memo this week.

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Ahrendts departure, Group FaceTime fixed and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

02/08/2019, 08:02 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and William talk about digital data security and how protecting your privacy is getting harder, and what's going on with Apple Retail, now that Angela Ahrendts is leaving.

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New 'CookieMiner' malware aims to steal cryptocurrency logins from Mac owners

01/31/2019, 10:01 am

Newly-discovered Mac malware is geared toward stealing browser cookies for cryptocurrency exchanges such as Coinbase and Bittrex, security researchers say.

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Apple testing USB security key support for Safari

12/05/2018, 11:12 pm

Apple's latest Safari Technology Preview includes support for the WebAuthentication API, which allows users to validate website login credentials via hardware security keys that typically come in the form of a USB stick.

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Safari vulnerability lets hackers swipe recently deleted photos from iPhone X

11/14/2018, 09:11 pm

White-hat hackers Richard Zhu and Amat Cama at the Mobile Pwn2Own contest on Wednesday leveraged a previously unknown exploit that allowed the pair to extract a supposedly deleted photo from an iPhone X running the latest iOS 12.1.

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Apple, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla announce plans to deprecate TLS 1.0 and 1.1 in 2020

10/16/2018, 09:10 pm

Four tech industry titans, Apple, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla, this week announced plans to move from Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 and 1.1 to modern, more secure versions of protocol.

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Users spending hours on their smartphone, but they're using them like a PC, not a phone

10/15/2018, 12:10 pm

Nearly half of smartphone users report spending more than five hours a day on their phone, with one in four reporting more than seven hours per day. But rather than making calls all day, smartphone users are primally using them as mobile PCs -- browsing the web and playing games.

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How to switch on iOS 12's Safari favicons for easier tab navigation

10/13/2018, 09:10 am

Something we almost take for granted on desktop Web browsers is favicons -- tiny icons that identify a tab at a glance, which can be particularly handy when you have a dozen open at a time.

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$1.3 billion iPhone Safari cookie suit against Google shut down by UK courts

10/08/2018, 07:10 am

Early Monday, London's High Court shut down a representative action -- or class action -- suit against Google that alleged that the company had illegally collected users' internet habits for tailored advertising purposes from 5.4 million iPhone users.

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Firefox gets support for Google's WebP image format, leaving Apple Safari as main holdout

10/05/2018, 02:10 pm

Mozilla this week announced that it will support Google's compressed WebP image format in Firefox, leaving Apple's Safari as the one flagship browser without any compatibility.

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Google could be paying Apple $9B or more to stay Safari's default search engine

09/28/2018, 12:09 pm

A new estimate suggests that Google will end up paying in excess of $9 billion to stay the default search tool in Apple's Safari browser this year, and possibly far more in 2019.

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Apple pulls conspiracy theories, debunked news from Safari's 'Siri Suggested Websites'

09/25/2018, 08:09 pm

Apple this week removed references to questionable online content from Safari's "Siri Suggested Websites" feature after an investigation found the service surfacing articles and video relating to conspiracy theories, "fake news" and other sensationalist items.

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Apple releases Safari 12 for owners of macOS Sierra & High Sierra

09/17/2018, 03:09 pm

Apple on Monday launched Safari 12 for its two most recent Mac operating systems, Sierra and High Sierra, primarily improving security and privacy.

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WebKit flaw crashes iPhones when malicious page opened in browsers, HTML-rendering apps

09/17/2018, 08:09 am

A security researcher has disclosed a bug in WebKit that can cause a kernel panic on an iOS device, prompting a restart of an affected iPhone or iPad, by exploiting a vulnerability in the rendering engine using just 15 lines of code in a webpage.

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Safari for iOS URL spoofing exploit revealed, with no documented fix

09/11/2018, 10:09 am

A security researcher has revealed an issue that can allow website addresses to be spoofed in Safari for iOS and Microsoft's Edge browser, but while Microsoft has since fixed the flaw, it is unclear if Apple has updated Safari, potentially leaving the iOS browser vulnerable to attack.

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Android collects nearly 10 times more user data than Apple's iOS

08/21/2018, 05:08 pm

Adding to an ongoing location-tracking scandal, a research paper claims that idle Android devices are sending nearly ten times as much data to Google as iOS devices do to Apple's servers.

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How to get more speed and features out of Safari on Mac and iOS

08/17/2018, 03:08 pm

Maybe it's just because it comes free on your Mac and iOS devices, but somehow it never seems fashionable to like Safari. Yet this is a remarkably capable app and it has hidden depths. AppleInsider delves into using Safari.

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