Google Researchers Shed Light on Security Flaws in Apple's Safari Browser

No tech company is perfect, in fact it would be fair to say that they are truly far from it in pretty much every single way. This is why it is important for them to keep each other in check, and through the release of numerous transparency reports and the like these companies do help to shed some light on security flaws that are being discovered in various areas. Google has been doing this for quite some time now, and it turns out that its team of researchers uncovered some security flaws in Apple’s Safari browser last year.

The vulnerability ironically came from an extension that was meant to boost user security. It basically would have allowed any malicious actor to take a look at your browsing activity which is obviously the sort of thing that would put you at a great deal of risk all in all. The Intelligent Tracking Prevention tool is what was responsible for this breach, and Google informed Apple immediately after discovering it so that the vulnerabilities could be patched.

Apple did indeed fix the problem quite quickly, and this goes to show how cooperation between various corporations is the sort of thing that can lead to a safer online environment for pretty much every single person that is involved in this sort of thing all in all.

This should also tell you that you should be wary because of the fact that sometimes the tools that are created for your protection ironically end up becoming the very thing that puts you at risk. Tech companies need to try harder to protect consumer data and privacy because they are the ones that have taken the responsibility of safeguarding it from the various malicious actors that might want to try and use it for their own personal gain.


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