Apple Aware Of JavaScript Code Crashing Browsers, Looking For Solutions

Posted: Jan 26 2016, 7:46am CST | by , Updated: Jan 27 2016, 6:51am CST, in News | Technology News


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If you’re using an Apple device and experiencing constant crashing of your browser, including Safari, you must know you’re a victim of a malicious javascript code used by phishers, and that Apple is looking into how to fix the problem sooner than you can imagine.

Update 01/27: There is a new much bigger bug that causes the Safari browser to crash. Typing into the address bar closes Safari. Find out more and the work around to prevent your Safari browser from crashing.

The malicious code is called Crash Safari, and apart from crashing your Apple browsers, it has the potential of crashing your device and making it unusable for a period of time. It happens to be a web page coupled with a code, and Apple is turning its attention and resources to fixing it at the moment.

Certain persons are already making the situation worse by using URL shorteners and web redirecting techniques to spread the malicious web page and code in order to crash others’ browsers – prompting Apple to come up with a few tips that may help out in the present circumstance until a permanent solution is found.

i.    It is advised that you long-press a text link to see the full URL if you’re using an iOS device. But don’t press for so long if you’re using an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus because this might activate the 3D Touch preview and execute the Safari-crashing code.
ii.    It might also be very helpful to hover on a text link to see a full URL if you’re using an OS X.
iii.    Do not click on any shortened links because what is behind them might be harmful.
iv.    And don’t click or tap on links that appear suspicious of phishing sites, and this is the best way to be safe from phishers and hackers or damaging your mobile device.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/52" rel="author">Charles I. Omedo</a>
Charles is covering the latest discoveries in science and health as well as new developments in technology. He is the Chief Editor or Intel-News.




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