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(Ars Technica)   Apple has been giving away your online identifiers for the last 8 weeks by violating the same-origin policy of security 101. Since it affects Safari, and all iOS web apps are built on safari, stop browsing on your phone now   (arstechnica.com) divider line
    More: Scary, Web browser, WebKit, Safari, Apple Inc., malicious sites, Google Chrome, IPhone OS, user identities  
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1029 clicks; posted to STEM » on 20 Jan 2022 at 2:20 PM (17 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-01-20 1:56:48 PM  
Maybe yours, but not mine.   It is not like we have any privacy anymore anyway, get used to it.
 
2022-01-20 2:22:40 PM  
I don't know how to feel about this. Maybe one of our resident Apple experts can explain to me why this isn't a problem.

I use an Android, this doesn't impact me.
 
2022-01-20 2:23:38 PM  
I don't use Safari anyway, if though I am still on 14.8. Been using Firefox on iOS exclusively for years.

Enhanced tracking on, don't accept cookies etc etc.

Some websites fail, some comment sections won't load, but meh.
 
2022-01-20 2:26:06 PM  

Micosavo: I don't use Safari anyway, if though I am still on 14.8. Been using Firefox on iOS exclusively for years.

Enhanced tracking on, don't accept cookies etc etc.

Some websites fail, some comment sections won't load, but meh.


That convinced me to switch to Firefox.
 
2022-01-20 2:37:01 PM  

Micosavo: I don't use Safari anyway, if though I am still on 14.8. Been using Firefox on iOS exclusively for years.

Enhanced tracking on, don't accept cookies etc etc.

Some websites fail, some comment sections won't load, but meh.


hate to break it to you but.......


Apple, being Apple, doesn't let developers make their own full-fledged browsers for iPhone and iPad. Instead, developers get to add their browser's features to Safari, and "sell" it as a separate browser. While Chrome on iOS might seem like the mobile version of the desktop browser, it's really Safari with a Google skin on top. Sure, you can use convenient features like data sync between Chrome on your Mac and iPhone, but the one you use on mobile is actually Apple's core.
 
2022-01-20 2:42:43 PM  

Concrete Donkey: Micosavo: I don't use Safari anyway, if though I am still on 14.8. Been using Firefox on iOS exclusively for years.

Enhanced tracking on, don't accept cookies etc etc.

Some websites fail, some comment sections won't load, but meh.

hate to break it to you but.......


Apple, being Apple, doesn't let developers make their own full-fledged browsers for iPhone and iPad. Instead, developers get to add their browser's features to Safari, and "sell" it as a separate browser. While Chrome on iOS might seem like the mobile version of the desktop browser, it's really Safari with a Google skin on top. Sure, you can use convenient features like data sync between Chrome on your Mac and iPhone, but the one you use on mobile is actually Apple's core.


Actually, the real dick move... Is that it isn't a skin stone the same Safari. It's older versions of the safari rendering engine. So you get an out of date, worse safari with a skin around it.
 
2022-01-20 2:43:28 PM  
Oh no, my data is on the internet all over the place!


Is it bad I am numb to leaks and data hacks and just don't care? My bank accounts are all insured, and I really don't care if some hacker in New Delhi sees my web history.
 
2022-01-20 2:43:39 PM  
Laughs in Sybian OS
 
2022-01-20 2:47:11 PM  

the_rhino: Laughs in Sybian OS


It's a very up and coming OS.
 
2022-01-20 2:52:13 PM  
If they want to see my preferred hentai, that's a burden I am willing to give them.
 
2022-01-20 3:18:15 PM  
Oh, Apple... Maybe add automated tests for these kinds of critical security features in your integration pipeline? Or does Apple still have a thing against automated testing?
 
2022-01-20 3:38:33 PM  

Quantumbunny: I don't know how to feel about this. Maybe one of our resident Apple experts can explain to me why this isn't a problem.

I use an Android, this doesn't impact me.


Is it actually a problem? I can't say I fully understand how this is different from the usual way of selling my information?
 
2022-01-20 3:40:04 PM  

stuhayes2010: Oh no, my data is on the internet all over the place!


Is it bad I am numb to leaks and data hacks and just don't care? My bank accounts are all insured, and I really don't care if some hacker in New Delhi sees my web history.


I'd far rather some hacker in New Delhi than someone I know seeing my web history.
 
2022-01-20 4:41:16 PM  
So glad I never bought into that ecosystem.
 
2022-01-20 4:45:21 PM  
Wait for it... wait for it...


"But... but...Windows/Android!"
 
2022-01-20 4:47:08 PM  

Gubbo: stuhayes2010: Oh no, my data is on the internet all over the place!


Is it bad I am numb to leaks and data hacks and just don't care? My bank accounts are all insured, and I really don't care if some hacker in New Delhi sees my web history.

I'd far rather some hacker in New Delhi than someone I know seeing my web history.


Same here. The only pages I visit, except for Fark, are deepfake videos of people I know
 
2022-01-20 4:47:19 PM  

Gubbo: Quantumbunny: I don't know how to feel about this. Maybe one of our resident Apple experts can explain to me why this isn't a problem.

I use an Android, this doesn't impact me.

Is it actually a problem? I can't say I fully understand how this is different from the usual way of selling my information?


It's the opposite of what Apple intended with their browser & identity obfuscation for the past few years. I suppose you could log out of your Google account so that info doesn't get scraped.

Apple released the iOS 15 & macOS Safari patch to developers earlier this afternoon, a few more days for the rest of us to get updates.
 
2022-01-20 4:50:43 PM  

centrifugal bumblepuppy: I suppose you could log out of your Google account so that info doesn't get scraped.


Logging out generally does not clear out any of the data cached in local storage mechanisms.
 
2022-01-20 5:44:37 PM  

Quantumbunny: I don't know how to feel about this. Maybe one of our resident Apple experts can explain to me why this isn't a problem.

I use an Android, this doesn't impact me.


Good thing, because getting a damn patch with most Android phones is hit and miss, between the manufacturers and the service providers dragging their feet.
 
2022-01-20 7:41:57 PM  

feckingmorons: Maybe yours, but not mine.   It is not like we have any privacy anymore anyway, get used to it.


how about no
 
2022-01-21 2:51:08 PM  
What's really interesting is that subby worded it as "Apple has been giving out" as if it was something being done intentionally. Trying to make it sound sinister. Almost as if subby's got an agenda of some kind....
 
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