April 21, 2014

iOS 6 Bug Turns JavaScript On Automatically

This is a reported iOS 6 Bug as for now, those users who think of choosing to turn off JavaScript in the iOS Safari web browser may think they’re out of harm’s way, but Smart App Banners will automatically turn JavaScript back on without notifying them. Don't know when this will be overcome to accommodate the peace of iOS 6.

A technology products director with digital rights advocacy group the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Peter Eckersley says this is a “serious privacy and security vulnerability,” according to AppleInsider.

“It is a security issue, it is a privacy issue, and it is a trust issue,” he said. “Can you trust the UI to do what you told it to do? It's certainly a bug that needs to be fixed urgently.”

However, Mac security specialist Intego has a different take on the matter. The company’s Lisa Myers says the issue isn't all that serious yet. Serious is always the important thing when getting things to Javascript. So far iOS 6 bug is letting the picture being shaky at the moment.

“At the moment it doesn't pose a threat, but we'll continue to monitor it to make sure it doesn't become more exploitable,” she says. “There's also the fact that few people actually disable JavaScript completely as it can partially, or totally, disable the majority of websites,” according to Myers.

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