Safari Will Soon Support USB Security Keys

As technology gets more sophisticated, so do the tools used for hacking, which means gone are the days when a simple username and password combination was enough to protect our online accounts. These days we’re starting to see the use of two-factor authentication, biometric security, and also physical USB security keys.


Apple’s CEO Calls Google’s Search Engine The ‘Best’

Apple has always boasted how the privacy of their customers is of utmost importance to them, which is why some have questioned the company’s decision to accept billions of dollars from Google so that Google can remain the default search engine on Safari, and this is something that Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has since addressed.


iOS Screen Time Flaw Lets Kids Use Safari Without Limitations

One of the features that Apple introduced in iOS 12 is Screen Time. This basically lets users see how much time they’ve spent on an app (or apps), and it also allows users to set restrictions for themselves or if they’re a parent, for their kids. Unfortunately this is a feature that Apple should probably have worked on a bit more.


Safari In iOS 12 Has Built-In Protection Against Fake Keyboards

These days hackers are getting better at trying to trick users into giving away personal information. Take for example ads where back in the day, it was common to find ads designed to look like Windows popups, thus tricking users into clicking it and potentially install some spyware or malware in the process.


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Google’s Safari Deal Reportedly Costs $9 Billion

Search engine providers have a history of paying substantial sums of money to popular web browsers just so they can be the default search engine on them. Yahoo’s $300 million deal made it the default search engine on Mozilla’s Firefox but it was later outbid by Google. Safari, even though it’s only for Apple’s devices, is a widely used browser given the sheer number of products Apple has shipped. Google […]


Safari Exploits Demonstrated At Pwn20wn 2018

It is rare if not impossible that software is completely invulnerable to hacks or exploits, which is why updates are important and why companies reward developers who discover bugs or possible hacks. In fact recently at the Pwn20wn 2018 event, several Safari exploits were demonstrated.


New Malicious Link Can Cause Apple’s Messages, Safari App To Crash

Back in 2016 a bug was discovered in which it allowed attackers to send a malicious text message to iPhone users in which it could cause their phones to crash. Now it seems that a new malicious link has been discovered that can pretty do much the same thing, where clicking on it will cause Apple’s Messages and/or Safari app to crash.


Safari’s Tracking Prevention Cost Advertising Companies Millions

One of the new features that Apple introduced in iOS 11 was an update to its Safari mobile browser, where the company added an “Intelligent Tracking Prevention” tool. This tool was designed to prevent ads and websites from tracking users across the entire internet, meaning that whatever tracking is being done can only be done on the website you are visiting.


iPhone Users In The UK Could Claim As Much As £500 From Google

A lot of companies and developers will you that your privacy is of the utmost importance to them. This is why companies such as Apple have baked in security settings in their apps like Safari designed to protect a user’s privacy, like blocking cookies from third-parties and advertisers by default.


Safari Now Reportedly Consumes Less Memory Than Before

While Google’s Chrome browser is feature rich and packed with functionality, it is a bit of a memory hog, or at least that’s the reputation that it has gotten over the years, although to Google’s credit they have been improving it on that front. However if you’re a Mac user looking for a relatively light browser, going native could be a good idea.


Safari 11 Released For macOS Sierra And El Capitan Devices

About a week ago Apple confirmed that its next OS update, macOS High Sierra, would be released to Mac users on the 25th of September. One of the features of macOS High Sierra would be a new version of Safari, but the good news is that if you wanted to take the new Safari for a spin, you can now do so.


Apple Responds To Advertisers Over Safari Cooking Blocking Criticism

One of the new features of Safari that users can expect in iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra is called “Intelligent Tracking Prevention”, with the main idea being that if you use Safari to browse the web, it will block cookies from tracking you across multiple websites, thus preventing those very targeted and personal ads that you see from time to time.


Advertisers Up In Arms Over Safari’s Smarter Cookie Blocking Feature

It seems that Apple can’t seem to launch new features for its products without courting some kind of controversy. For example while Face ID might seem like a new and exciting way for users to protect their phones against unauthorized access, law enforcement officials have expressed their displeasure over it.


Spotify Can No Longer Be Streamed Via Safari

There are many ways in which one can stream Spotify from, such as their mobile devices, computers, connected speakers and so on. Even on the computer, there are a couple of options, such as using the dedicated Spotify desktop app or streaming via their computer’s browser.