Safari Leaks Browsing History and Google ID, But Apple is Working on a Fix

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There are lots of powerful web browsers out there. Those days are over when you were forced to use only Internet Explorer. Now you have options. Among the top-rated browsers, there’s also Safari, the app built by Apple and launched almost two decades ago.

Since its launch in 2003, Safari has been through a lot of changes. It’s considered a top browser for good reasons, as it has some powerful features. But hey, you know what they say that nothing is perfect in this world. Safari also has its flaws, and at least one of them was annoying the browser’s users extremely badly.

Apple is working on a fix for Safari’s leakage of browsing history and Google ID

According to 9to5Mac.com, Apple is working to fix Safari’s issues when it comes to leaking both browsing history and Google ID. If the flaw is exploited, some websites can see what links a user has visited or even obtain his Google User ID for uncovering personal info. The fix is expected to arrive very soon. The security issue was revealed by FingerprintJS.

The implementation of IndexedDB is where the security flaw was found. For those unaware, we’re talking about a JavaScript API that’s used for storing data.

If we take for granted the words of the guys from MacRumors, the fix requires Apple to release updated builds for iOS 15 and macOS Monterrey. The purpose is to include a new Safari version by using the latest WebKit engine.

Otherwise, Apple has only great words to say about Safari, as appearing on the tech giant’s website:

Safari is the best way to experience the internet on all your Apple devices. It brings robust customization options, powerful privacy protections, and industry-leading battery life — so you can browse how you like, when you like. And when it comes to speed, it’s the world’s fastest browser.

We’re eager to see how Apple will deal with the situation regarding its Safari browser!

 

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