A group of software engineers have launched Open Web Advocacy. The goal is to challenge Apple’s treatment of web apps and iOS browsers.
Apple has released iOS 15.3.1 on Thursday that that fixes a problem with an accessibility feature. It also contains security fixes.
Web app notifications have never been possible on iOS or iPadOS, but the latest beta hints the feature could be coming soon.
Distributed last week, the latest Release Candidates for iOS 15.3 and macOS Monterey 12.2 appear to plug a dangerous Safari data leak.
The WebKit team is out with a blog post today discussing how Safari handles color gamuts such as sRBG and Display P3.
One notable omission in wide gamut color support, until now, has been in the HTML canvas element. The 2D canvas API was introduced before wide gamut displays were common, and until now has only handled drawing and manipulating sRGB pixel values. Earlier this year, a proposal for creating canvas contexts using other color spaces was added to the HTML standard, and we’ve recently added support for this to WebKit.
The newest version of Safari Technology Preview, version 126, is available for people on macOS Big Sur and the macOS Monterrey betas.
A WebKit flaw on iOS and macOS can cause Safari to crash and could lead to further malicious attacks.
The vulnerability stems from what security researchers call a type confusion bug in the WebKit implementation of AudioWorklet, an interface that allows developers to control, manipulate, render, and output audio and decrease latency. Exploiting the vulnerability gives an attacker the basic building blocks to remotely execute malicious code on affected devices.
Safari 14.1 for macOS Big Sur, iPadOS 14.5, and iOS 14.5 brings new WebKit features, APIs, and more for web developers.
An iOS exploit called Insomnia was used between January and March 2020 to spy on Uyghurs in China using apps like Signal and ProtonMail.