Developer warns iOS apps can intercept login




By Joost Schellevis , Thursday, September 25, 2014 09:29, comments: 60 , views: 12,833 • Feedback

IOS apps can intercept information entered in a webview in an app warns an American developer. Consequently, a website for example Twitter or Facebook login details to intercept.

Apps have quite a lot of control over what happens in the webview, warns Craig Hockenberry, developer of Twitterrific. Thus, parts of the html source code are changed, but it also appears possible to the text that a user to intercept. The webview, machine for which parts of Safari are used, within apps deployed to login to services like Facebook and Twitter, among others; in that case an app so login information from that site to intercept.

Hockenberry warns that users should never enter into the webview sensitive personal data; According to him, it is only suitable for fast display of web pages, for example, from a twitter app. Should personal data be entered, then it is better to open Safari emphasizes Hockenberry.

According to him, it would be safer to log in to Twitter or Facebook for example, would not happen within the webview from another app but via Safari. Apple approves apps that do that, however, on the grounds that it is ‘too complicated’ in front of the company. Furthermore, a app that the login details of users still intercepted along the control of Apple to slip.


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