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According to user reports on the Apple Support Communities, the Safari 14.1 update breaks functionality on popular websites like eBay. The issue appears to predominantly affect Safari 14.1 on macOS Catalina and macOS Mojave.

There are reports from developers about ongoing problems with the latest versions of Apple's browser, too. Google Chrome developer advocate Jake Archibald reports that localStorage in Safari 14.1 is broken, causing tabs with use the same localStorage for text boxes.

localStorage is broken in Safari 14.1. Tabs end up with seperate localStorage for reading, but the same localStorage for writing. This will likely result in data loss for users. (h/t @forresto ) https://t.co/5Ljxl4vvbH — Jake Archibald (@jaffathecake) May 4, 2021

Other reports indicate that Safari 14.1 for macOS Mojave and macOS Catalina also has problems with WebAuthN. According to Eclectic Light , Apple pulled the Safari 14.1 update for both of those macOS versions on May 1.

AppleInsider staff members have also run into website problems with macOS Big Sur and Safari 14.1. Problems across our staff don't stop at those browsers, since we've also noticed website functionality issues in Firefox and Google Chrome on sites like eBay and others.

As far as potential fixes, there doesn't appear to be anything surefire. Some users report that disabling JavaScript in Safari preferences seems to resolve some of the issues. The troubleshooting advice given by other users in the Apple Support Forums suggest that a clean reinstall of the operating system solves the problem, but AppleInsider can confirm that this is not a universal solution.

In the meantime, it appears that Apple is aware of the problems and is likely working on a fix, as evidenced by the removal of Safari 14.1 for macOS Mojave and macOS Catalina.

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So interesting that this rears its head in macOS / am wondering if this is also the case for iPadOS Safari ?  The browser has a history of randomly blowing away entire tab collections, and Apple’s lame advice has been to use the tab history to deal with this aberration. HOPING for a FIX !

All the betas and this does not get reported?  I guess I don’t understand why they do betas 

Since the updates my computer frequently crashes after waking up from a long sleep. There is also still something wrong with the USB SSD speeds over Thunderbolt.

I was having serious issues with Safari 14.1 on Mojave (macOS 10.14.6), but after re-installing using the direct download at: http://swcdn.apple.com/content/downloads/36/06/071-02600-A_V0GH526IV1/1cn8scgv7ujlqsglord2zkdyy3ho2ebunz/Safari14.1MojaveAuto.pkg It's been error-free. There's also a direct download for Catalina here: http://swcdn.apple.com/content/downloads/62/62/071-00728-A_5SWQUDK0WB/jyq47oimzangibo4lmyevte0ezlrg8w8s9/Safari14.1CatalinaAuto.pkg It seems that the built-in software update did not update all of Safari's support packages, in particular  libwebrtc.dylib at /System/Library/StagedFrameworks/Safari/ was out of date (should have a created date of 22/04/2021 for Mojave)

caddyman33 said: All the betas and this does not get reported?  I guess I don’t understand why they do betas  There may be something about opening up betas to such a wide audience that is actually resulting in less coverage. When I’ve done beta testing as part of a select group I definitely scrutinized the beta much more intensely. With vast numbers of people involved with the betas now, I think it’s becoming more of a Preview program rather than a true Beta program. 

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Apple has released a new Rapid Security Response (RSR) update addressing a zero-day vulnerability allegedly affecting fully-patched Apple devices such as iPhones, Macs, and iPads.

"Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited," Apple wrote in its security advisory . 

The flaw being addressed is tracked as CVE-2023-37450, and is described as an arbitrary code execution bug in the WebKit browser engine. It allows threat actors to run arbitrary code on target endpoints, by tricking victims into opening malicious websites. 

Apple fixed the flaw with improved checks, which mitigate the attempts to exploit the bug, it was said. 

The patch was initially released for these OS versions:

  • macOS Ventura 13.4.1 (a)
  • iOS 16.5.1 (a)
  • iPadOS 16.5.1 (a)
  • Safari 16.5.2

However, it was later reported that the company pulled some of the updates, due to a bug in Safari . In a thread on the Macrumors forum , one user asked: “Did Apple pull it? I updated my MacBook and iPhone upon release but had to wait until later tonight to apply it to my Mac Mini and iPad and it's not showing on either.” Another one soon replied, saying: “According to this link, they pulled the Ventura ones too. But these links still work.”

Some media are even reporting that Apple pulled all of the versions, although the news is yet to be confirmed.

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While we don’t know who the threat actors using this flaw are, or who their targets might be, it would be best to apply the patch and not wait for further clarification. Those who have automatic updates and RSR turned off, will receive the patch together with future software upgrades.

Analysis: Why does it matter?

Arbitrary code execution is a high-severity flaw because it allows threat actors to cause significant damage on target endpoints and wider networks. The vulnerability refers to the threat actor being able to run malicious code on the attacked system, which might give them access to data, apps, and more. By gaining access to the system, threat actors can exfiltrate sensitive data, escalate privilege and thus gain even more system control, install malware, create backdoors, and more.

To protect against arbitrary code executions, companies are advised to regularly update their software and hardware, set up strong access controls, and regularly audit their systems. 

In this particular case, CVE-2023-37450 was said to have been used in the wild. That means that threat actors managed to craft malicious code, that takes advantage of the flaw for any of the abovementioned goals, and then some. They are currently using that code against their targets, trying to compromise their systems and gain a foothold on their networks. That means that Apple users - namely iPhone, Mac, and iPad users, should be extra careful when clicking on links in emails and social media messages, as well as when downloading attachments. Email is the most popular attack vector these days, and the chances of a piece of malware being distributed this way are quite high.

So far this year, Apple patched ten zero-day flaws affecting its iPhones, Macs, and iPads, all of which were abused in the wild. That includes CVE-2023-32434, CVE-2023-32435, and CVE-2023-32439, which were used to install spyware on iPhones through the iMessage app. The spyware allowed threat actors to triangulate the position of the target endpoint. Furthermore, Apple fixed CVE-2023-28206 and CVE-2023-28205, two flaws that were being used to install spyware on devices belonging to “high-risk” targets.

What have others said about it? 

On Apple Insider, one user complained about the patch breaking their device:

“Just applied the Rapid Security Response. It broke Facebook on Safari. Before the update loading Facebook in Safari for MacOS worked fine. After the update loading Facebook in Safari for MacOS brings up a warning: "Unsupported Browser You're using a browser that isn't supported by Facebook, so we've redirected you to a simpler version to give you the best experience." And, yes. It's a squished-down version of Facebook.”

Another user chimed in to speculate that the threat actors were actually leveraging the flaw through Facebook. They make a valid point, given that the initial reports stated arbitrary code execution was achieved when victims processed “specially crafted web content.”

“I suspect they're using Facebook to exploit the vulnerability hence the "downgrade" of FB. The FB on Safari is atrocious though,” they said.

Tweeting about the flaw, cybersecurity firm SlowMist urged its readers to apply the patch immediately: “Given the high-risk nature associated with this vulnerability, we highly recommend updating your devices ASAP!,” the tweet reads.

If you want to learn more, make sure to check out our in-depth guide on the best antivirus programs , as well as best malware removal software. Further reading can include best firewalls , and best endpoint protection services today. 

Sead is a seasoned freelance journalist based in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He writes about IT (cloud, IoT, 5G, VPN) and cybersecurity (ransomware, data breaches, laws and regulations). In his career, spanning more than a decade, he’s written for numerous media outlets, including Al Jazeera Balkans. He’s also held several modules on content writing for Represent Communications.

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Earlier this week, FingerprintJS revealed a serious bug in Apple’s Safari web browser that lets anyone extract a user’s browsing history and even Google User IDs. As expected, Apple is now working on a fix for this bug, which is expected to be released to users very soon.

Based on a WebKit commit on GitHub , Apple engineers are already preparing a fix for the Safari bug that leaks user data. For those unfamiliar, WebKit is Apple’s browser engine that powers Safari and other web browsers. Since WebKit is an open-source engine, updates related to the bug are public and can now be seen on GitHub.

More specifically, the bug was found in the implementation of IndexedDB, which is a Javascript API used to store data. Malicious websites can use the exploit to see URLs recently visited by a user and even obtain your Google User ID, which can be used to find personal information about you.

Apple hasn’t provided details on when the fix will be available to users. However, as noted by MacRumors , the fix requires Apple to release updated builds of iOS 15 and macOS Monterey to include a new version of Safari using the latest WebKit engine.

Apple is currently running tests with iOS 15.3 beta and macOS Monterey 12.2 beta , so perhaps the next beta updates will bring the fix for the Safari bug. It’s worth noting that the WebKit version used in Safari 14, which is the one for iOS 14, is not affected by the bug.

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A bug in Safari 15 can leak your browsing activity, and can also reveal some of the personal information attached to your Google account, according to findings from FingerprintJS , a browser fingerprinting and fraud detection service (via 9to5Mac ). The vulnerability stems from an issue with Apple’s implementation of IndexedDB , an application programming interface (API) that stores data on your browser.

As explained by FingerprintJS, IndexedDB abides by the same-origin policy , which restricts one origin from interacting with data that was collected on other origins — essentially, only the website that generates data can access it. For example, if you open your email account in one tab and then open a malicious webpage in another, the same-origin policy prevents the malicious page from viewing and meddling with your email.

There’s not much you can do to get around the issue

FingerprintJS found that Apple’s application of the IndexedDB API in Safari 15 actually violates the same-origin policy. When a website interacts with a database in Safari, FingerprintJS says that “a new (empty) database with the same name is created in all other active frames, tabs, and windows within the same browser session.”

This means other websites can see the name of other databases created on other sites, which could contain details specific to your identity. FingerprintJS notes sites that use your Google account, like YouTube, Google Calendar, and Google Keep, all generate databases with your unique Google User ID in its name. Your Google User ID allows Google to access your publicly-available information, such as your profile picture, which the Safari bug can expose to other websites.

FingerprintJS created a proof-of-concept demo you can try out if you have Safari 15 and above on your Mac, iPhone, or iPad. The demo uses the browser’s IndexedDB vulnerability to identify the sites you have open (or opened recently), and shows how sites that exploit the bug can scrape information from your Google User ID. It currently only detects 30 popular sites that are affected by the bug, such as include Instagram, Netflix, Twitter, Xbox, but it likely affects far more.

Unfortunately, there’s not much you can do to get around the issue, as FingerprintJS says the bug also affects Private Browsing mode on Safari. You can use a different browser on macOS, but Apple’s third-party browser engine ban on iOS means all browsers are affected. FingerprintJS reported the leak to the WebKit Bug Tracker on November 28th, but there hasn’t been an update to Safari yet. The Verge reached out to Apple with a request for comment but didn’t immediately hear back.

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Apple will finally address a Safari restriction workaround that has been around for years after the bug was highlighted by The Wall Street Journal 's Joanna Stern. Kids who are restricted from viewing certain websites with the Screen Time feature are able to paste a string of characters in the address bar in Safari in order to get around parental controls.

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In a statement to Stern, Apple said that it is aware of an "issue with an underlying web technology protocol for developers, which allows a user to bypass web content restrictions." A fix is planned for "the next software update."

Security researchers that spoke to Stern said the bug was first reported to Apple in March of 2021, after it was found that inputting a string of characters would get around website restrictions implemented by parents and web blacklists on company devices. The hack worked to bypass restrictions on iPhones, iPads, and Macs.

Apple told the researchers that it was not a security issue, and instead directed them to submit a report using the Feedback tool. After the report was submitted, there was no word back from Apple. Attempting to resubmit the bug to Apple was met with no response.

Apple ignored the issue for three years until Stern was contacted and publicized the problem. It appears that the workaround was not well-known or widely exploited, as the two security researchers that discovered it never shared it.

In addition to promising a fix, Apple said that it is committed to improving the process that's used to receive and escalate bug reports.

Stern's report highlights several other bugs with Screen Time, including issues with app limits, Screen Time usage charts, notifications for more time, and Ask to Buy. Apple improved Screen Time with iOS 17.5, implementing fixes for app and device usage tracking, app limits, and time requests, but the company says there will be additional updates in upcoming software releases.

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Security researchers that spoke to Stern said the bug was first reported to Apple in March of 2021 , after it was found that inputting a string of characters would get around website restrictions implemented by parents and web blacklists on company devices. The hack worked to bypass restrictions on iPhones, iPads, and Macs.

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Hello, safari consumes less CPU than Chrome, but it does not consume less RAM. When you access YouTube in Safari, especially when you skip 5 seconds while watching a video, the buttons are very inadequate compared to Chrome. The video and audio lag, the loading sign appears and the audio lag is very annoying. At the same time, when I log into Twitter, some videos do not play but remain loading. While browsing the web in Safari, the mouse sometimes remains stuck. While typing, the mouse becomes a line, but when I hover over something to click, it still remains as a line. There are such bugs. I like to use Safari, it is very useful, but I always prefer to stay in Chrome because of such errors. I try it every time Apple updates Safari, most bugs go away, but new ones come and unfortunately the Youtube problem is very bad. This problem only occurs on YouTube, not on Netflix and similar platforms. Browsing YouTube with Safari is very annoying. I hope you find a solution to these problems soon. Since I deal with CDN and Linux servers, the web is very important to me and I like the safari web tool part, but it is not an immersive view. It gives the impression that I shouldn't have opened it. I hope a new design language will be added to this design. Other than that, using safari is nice and I love how minimalist it is. Thank you, I wish you good work.

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Apple patches terrifying Vision Pro bug that could fill your headset with animated bats and spiders

Talk about a bug...

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Apple has patched a nightmarish Apple Vision Pro bug that allowed websites to render 3D models of bats and spiders in Safari. 

As reported by our friends at PC Gamer , the bug was discovered by Ryan Pickren , who uncovered a bug in visionOS that "a malicious website to bypass all warnings and forcefully fill your room with an arbitrary number of animated 3D objects." According to Pickren, while Apple has done plenty of work to ensure apps and websites can't randomly spawn objects in your personal space, it forgot about its old web-based 3D model standard Apple AR Kit Quick Look. 

As such, Pickren found a hack that meant "any website could instruct mobile Safari to treat the link as an in-place 3D model," even adding Spatial Audio sounds to the models too. The crux? "This means that we can launch an arbitrary number of 3D, animated, sound-creating, objects without any user interaction whatsoever... If the victim just views our website in Vision Pro, we can instantly fill their room with hundreds of crawling spiders and screeching bats! Freaky stuff."

Apple Vision Pro nightmare

As you can imagine, this is quite a problematic bug for users of Vision Pro, especially any who happen to be arachnophobes. Findings in hand, Pickren reported the issue to Apple in February, and Futurism reports it was patched in the June visionOS 1.2 update . What a relief. 

Also in June, Apple unveiled visionOS 2 at WWDC 2024 . The update features new tools including tech that can turn any photo into a spatial photo, new gestures, and a big upgrade to Mac Virtual Display that brings ultra-wide display support. 

visionOS 2 is expected in September alongside iOS 18, macOS Sequoia, iPadOS 18, and Apple Intelligence, the company's new AI tools baked into its software. 

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AdGuard v4.5.5 pour iOS : le retour des filtres complets sur iOS 17

Apple a finalement corrigé son bug dans iOS 17 , et nous avons pu révoquer la solution de contournement - vous pouvez à nouveau activer un grand nombre de filtres, sans qu'ils ne se bloquent. Nous avons également mis à jour la bibliothèque Scriptlets dans cette version.

Le contournement n'est plus nécessaire

En octobre 2023, nous avons trouvé et signalé un bogue dans iOS 17 qui limitait le nombre de règles de blocage de contenu de Safari. Cette limite imprévue contredisait à la documentation de l'API de blocage de contenu de Safari et ne permettait pas à AdGuard d'utiliser l'ensemble des 900 000 règles (fournies par 6 bloqueurs de contenu d'AdGuard). De ce fait, les filtres AdGuard plantaient lorsqu'un trop grand nombre d'entre eux étaient activés, ce qui signifiait que les utilisateurs n'étaient plus en mesure d'utiliser un grand nombre de filtres simultanément. À l'époque, nous avions mis en place une solution de contournement temporaire, mais elle était loin d'être parfaite - même si elle améliorait la situation, l'activation d'un grand nombre de filtres pouvait toujours entraîner le dysfonctionnement de certaines règles.

Aujourd'hui, Apple ayant corrigé le bogue, nous sommes heureux de pouvoir enfin supprimer cette solution de contournement. Tout cela signifie essentiellement une chose simple : vous pouvez activer autant de filtres que le prévoit l'application AdGuard.

Si vous utilisez iOS 17, veuillez noter que pour que ce correctif fonctionne, vous devez mettre à jour vers la dernière version d'iOS. Si vous utilisez iOS 16 et moins, ce bug ne vous concerne pas.

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Cosman

Bug in Safari

When I click the “HOME” button at the top of Safari I get a blank page with an error message on it. Since you can’t reload Safari by itself, I completely reloaded Mojave. Same result. If I click the home button twice, thwe correct home page appears. It is an HTML page that looks like a spread sheet with all my sites on it. It is a much way than Favorites to go to websites.

Thinking it may be a bug in my system, I went to my wife's new Mini (Mojave) and did the same thing. Also got the same result, except the error listed was a little different. Two clicks would bring up the correct page - also an HTML page.

The New Window command works correctly.

This began to happen about the end od the summer after 10 years of working perfectly.

Looks like a bug to me.

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raina_b22

Jan 11, 2020 10:39 AM in response to Cosman

Hey there Cosman,

Thanks for reaching out to Apple Support Communities. I understand you’re having some issues loading your homepage in Safari. You’ve done some good isolation steps so far. I’ll be happy to help.

To verify, is this page an actual website or is it a file you’ve created? If you change the homepage to a website, like iCloud.com or Apple.com, does the issue continue? This link can guide you on doing this:

Change your homepage in Safari on Mac

Also, does this happen in safe mode as well? Test to isolate the issue some and see if this helps:

Use safe mode to isolate issues with your Mac

Go through this link for some other steps that may resolve this as well:

Safari troubleshooting on Mac

Let me know if this helps.

dominic23

Jan 11, 2020 1:33 PM in response to Cosman

Uninstall Bitdefender.

https://www.bitdefender.com/consumer/support/answer/1784/

Remove unknown profiles if present.

      System Preferences > Profiles

      Open System Preferences, click the “Profiles” icon ( a checkmark on a gear) .

      When Profiles pane opens, select the unknown profile and click the minus button at the bottom.

About /etc/host/ file modification:

https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-8091

Jan 11, 2020 12:38 PM in response to Cosman

Run EtreCheck and post the report here.

      https://etrecheck.com

      Click “Free Download” button,  open Downloads folder, click on it to open, and then select ”Open”.

      Click on the bouncing  EtreCheck icon in the Dock.

      “Choose a problem” from the popup menu box, and then “Start EtreCheck” in the dialog.

      Click “Share Report” button in the toolbar, select “Copy to Clipboard” .

      Paste it into the reply.

Jan 11, 2020 1:44 PM in response to dominic23

I uninstalled Bitdefender using its uninstaller. Then I searched for BD and found a lot more files, which I trashed. I don’t get any BD foinds when I search now.

Then I rebooted and found the same results and more. Occasionally when I click on a name in my HTML window, instead of going to the website, it shows the “Can’t open Page” notice. That i a change from before, when it only gave that notice when I clicked on the Home button. Will reboot and see if it changes.

The Profiles window has one item in it - AdminPrefs

Feb 13, 2020 6:13 PM in response to Cosman

AdminPref? Did you install it?

   Remove it if it is an unknown profile.

      Open System Preferences,  select “General and click  the “Profiles” icon ( a checkmark on a gear) .

      Section: Remove a configuration profile from your Mac

      Profiles: https://support.apple.com/guide/mac-help/configuration-profiles-standardize-settings-mh35561/mac

Feb 14, 2020 6:58 AM in response to dominic23

I am running Mojave. I have an essential 32bit file and can't change to Catalina until I figure out the best thing to do with it.

I have Safari 13.0.5. “Can't open page” is erratic. Usually happens when going from a page back to Home Page. This morning it occurred right as Safari opened the first time. My Home Page is an HTML page in a folder.

Dominic said:

  System Preferences > Profiles. [There is no System Preferences > Profiles]

[There is no Profile under General]

Feb 14, 2020 7:10 AM in response to Cosman

I just realized. All previous errors occurred when the Home button (‘House”) was clicked. Using Cmd-N, or Cmd-[ always worked. This morning at initial startup, the Home Page did not appear, but the “error” message did.

Feb 20, 2020 2:10 PM in response to Cosman

Problem is getting slightly worse. In the past, the House button would not return to HOME page, giving an error message, but all else worked. Then it began to not return using the "Back" button cmd-[. Then it would not load the Home page on start up, with no error message, just a blank page.

However, I found a solution. Switch to Firefox. All problems solved.

Jan 11, 2020 12:54 PM in response to dominic23

OK, here is the report.

Jan 11, 2020 12:47 PM in response to Cosman

  • Start from external bootable drive. No problem
  • Start fron Safe mode. No problem

Jan 11, 2020 11:15 AM in response to raina_b22

Short answer till I can do the rest. The home page is an HTML file I wrote many years ago. It looks like a spreadsheet with all my favorite web addresses on it.

No probs until several months ago.

Jan 11, 2020 1:15 PM in response to Cosman

More. It will always bring up the home pge with TWO clicks of the home button.

Jan 11, 2020 1:49 PM in response to Cosman

Reboot does the same. Single click HOME give error message. Double click HOME returns to home page.

Jan 27, 2020 8:05 AM in response to Cosman

Just downloaded Safari 13.0.4 and the problem seems to have gone away (4 tries). Will keep fingers crossed.

Jan 28, 2020 3:37 AM in response to Cosman

Latest updates come with bug fixes.

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