Security researcher Sabri posted a bit of code that will “force restart any iOS device.” It’s interesting to see HTML & CSS have this kind of dangerous power. It’s essentially a ton of
<div>s scaled to be pretty huge and then set over a repeating JPG image with each
<div> blurring the background via
backdrop-filter. It must cause such extreme and unhandled memory usage that it wreaks havoc on the browser as well as the entire operating system.… Read article “Safari Ripper ☠️”
I was strongly reminded about the scariness of non-secure websites the other day.
I’m using Xfinity as an internet service provider, and they give you a device that is both a cable modem and a router.
Here’s a tiny bit of backstory. I use a VPN, and I discovered that in using their modem directly, the VPN wouldn’t work. I’m not sure why. I didn’t dig into it very far, because I have a modem of my own I’d prefer … Read article “Just Another HTTPS Nudge”
The web is full of third-party scripts. Sites use them for ads, analytics, retargeting, and more. But this isn’t always the whole story. Scripts can track your behavior, your preferences, and other information.
Here, we’re going to look at the potential risks of these third-party scripts.… Read article “Things to Know (and Potential Dangers) with Third-Party Scripts”