Mobile Safari Vulnerability Discovered In iOS 5.1 – Allows URL Spoofing
MajorSecurity has notified Apple of the issue and it is at the point where it is likely just a matter of time before Apple releases the patch to address the problem. While Apple works on a fix for the issue, it is probably a good idea to avoid opening untrusted links and think twice about sending personal information to any website that asks for it through Safari on your iOS device.
The security firm also created a sample web page to show the vulnerability in action. If you are interested in checking it out, open the following URL on your iOS device (one with iOS 5.1 installed):
Click the demo at the top of the page and you will see a site that very closely resembles Apple’s official site but is actually hosted by MajorSecurity.
This entry was posted by _GadgetNews on March 23, 2012 at 3:36 AM, and is filed under Apple, Applications, Browser, Development, Hacks, iOS, iOS 5.0.1, Mobile Safari, News, OS, Safari, Security, Software, Tech. Follow any responses to this post through RSS 2.0.You can leave a response or trackback from your own site.