Apple solves a problem in Safari that allowed it to be hijacked — 2022
How did they hijack the Safari browser?
a few months ago, a kind of malware already known from the past regained strength. We talk about ransomware , which consists of the act of hijack a device . In order to release him, the offender usually asks for an amount of money in exchange.
Thanks to this little Safari default , the criminals managed to take a generous amount of money. Therefore, Apple has decided to put an end to it in the update which we received yesterday.
In iOS 10.3 this malicious code no longer works. This is because now the popup from Safari are isolated between the different tabs . That is, instead of blocking the entire web browser, now only one tab is blocked, which can be easily closed.
As we can see, Apple has already taken action on the matter, thus helping iOS to be a little more secure.
Even so, I consider it appropriate to remember that these types of messages from the police in the browser are totally false . No security body will lock your device like that, let alone ask you for money directly. Therefore, we recommend ignore all these types of warnings , because it is most likely from a criminal, and in case of doubt, before paying anything ask us .