Do not use Safari on your iPhone: a bug discovered to collect your personal data

Apple iPhones have some very cool features, like the new walkie-talkie mode they just got through Teams. But if you have a phone from the Cupertino-based manufacturer, Better not use Safari until they fix the latest bug detected.

We talk about a Dangerous security flaw in Safari that reveals some of the information from your Google account, in addition to the most recent browsing history, so we are not exactly talking about a trivial topic.

As discovered by fellow FingerprintJS, it seems that andThis bug in Safari allows you to see part of the history information, since the most recent navigation appears, as well as data related to the Google account you are using.

At the moment there is no solution to this bug in Safari for iOS and Mac

From FingerprintJS indicate that the bug is related to Safari’s IndexedDB implementation on Mac and iOS, which makes it possible for a web page to see the names of the databases of any domain. In addition, they have published a video showing in detail how this dangerous security flaw works in Apple’s browser that reveals users’ private information.

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It should be remembered that Google services have an instance of IndexedDB for each of the accounts on the phone, as well as adding the database name corresponding to your Google ID.

Through the exploit that has been detected, a malicious web page could access your Google user ID to discover all kinds of personal information through API requests made by other Google services. For example, in the test performed you can see the user’s profile picture.

Thus, any website that relies on the IndexedDB JavaScript API could be vulnerable to this data theft. To say that, at the moment, all current versions of Safari for iPhone, iPad and Mac are vulnerable through this security flaw.

The worst of all is that FingerprintJS informed Apple of this flaw on November 28, 2021, but to this day they still have not resolved this security flaw in Safari. So, until they fix the problem, it is best to bet on another browser and save yourself an unnecessary headache.

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