Safari iOS 5.x: beware the URL displayed at Major Security

The flaw unveiled by David Vieira-Kurz Major Security concerns iOS 5 and 5.1. Safari supports javascript function () so that it is possible for a malicious site, to display in the url bar of Safari a url which is not that the site visited. It's called, in geek lingo, spoofing the url.

Look at this url (it's safe!) ios 5 Think you're on In fact you are at Major Security. Imagine, now, the same method used for the purpose of collecting personal information, like your precious Apple ID. A real fault, with a real risk.

Apple has been notified on 1 March, but has not corrected the vulnerability that the company still reported the existence, on March 20. The fix will not be long. Meanwhile, when you enter personal information on a web page, make sure you been there yourself, by entering the url, and not by a third link on a site that you do not know.

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