Using the built-in browsers is dangerous for your passwords 21




In recent years, many developers are engaged in the search for vulnerabilities in iOS . At this time, one of the creators of the application Twitterriffic warned against the use of the built-in browser software. According to him, these browsers can be able to record what you type, including box login and password from social networks or payment services.

This means that any developer can create an application with a built-in browser and record sensitive data of its users. As evidence of the creator Twitterriffic published a short video.

In fact, it is difficult to say whether this is a problem that Apple can and should do something about. Prohibit communications applications with built-in a WebView – a move that will make it impossible to work very many programs. The more that the same problem exists on any other platform, including desktop. A malicious developer can just make love to follow the user browser extension. The only solution in this situation – to treat with skepisisom to unfamiliar applications from developers who do not have power. But moreover, AppStore, unlike other app stores has a more complex control system that allows you to weed out most of the known bad applications.

Alexander Bogdanov


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