WebKit's Origin Story – TMO Daily Observations 2021-06-28

· Kelly Guimont · The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast

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Friday marked 20 years of WebKit and Safari, and Don Melton chats with Kelly about how WebKit came to be, as well as how far it reaches today.

WebKit Flaw Crashes Safari, Could Lead to Further Exploits

· Andrew Orr · Link

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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.