Google finds dangerous security holes in Apple’s Safari browser


The Financial Times reported that company researchers Google Revealed details of multiple vulnerabilities in the web browser (Safari) Safari Company Camel, Which are loopholes that allow tracking user browsing behavior, even though the vulnerability tool is specifically designed to protect their privacy.

She added The British newspaper said that Google announced the vulnerabilities – which were found ridiculously in the anti-tracking feature known as “Intelligent Tracking Prevention” – the first time last August.

In a paper to be published soon by the Financial Times, researchers in the Google Cloud team have since identified five different types of potential attacks that could be caused by vulnerabilities, allowing external parties to obtain “sensitive private information about a user’s browsing habits” .

The newspaper quoted the independent security researcher who also viewed the paper (Lucas Olegnick) as saying: “You will not expect privacy-enhancing technologies to lead to privacy risks.” He added, “If it is used or used, then [نقاط الضعف هذه] It allows the user to be tracked without acknowledgment and cannot be controlled. ” He continued, “While these privacy gaps are very rare today, the problems with the mechanisms designed to improve privacy are very unexpected and intuitive.”

Apple launched the “Smart Tracking Protection” feature in 2017, with the specific goal of protecting Safari users from being tracked across the web by advertisers and third-party cookies. Privacy advocates view the tool as a leading technology for enhancing privacy for web browsers, and competitors, including Google’s Chrome browser, have been forced to improve their tracking elements.

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According to Google researchers, the vulnerabilities left personal data exposed “because the (smart tracking protection) list implicitly stores information about the websites the user has visited.” The researchers also identified a flaw that allowed hackers to “create a consistent fingerprint that would track the user across the web,” while others were able to reveal what individual users were searching for on search engine pages.

Apple fixed the security vulnerabilities – without revealing any details – last December, when privacy engineer (John Welder) posted a post about security updates for the browser. In the post, Wilander thanked Google researchers for discovering the vulnerability.

It is noteworthy that this is the second time in the past year that Google researchers revealed security vulnerabilities in Apple programs, in the month of August Researchers discovered A number of malicious websites – which have been used to hack iPhones for two years – have targeted Uighur Muslims in China.


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