Safari found another protective function.

In iOS 12 Apple not only added a lot of new features and increased performance. Apple developers have worked hard over the improvements in security, many of which are not visible to users. One of these innovations was discovered today. It turned out that iOS 12 protects users from hidden keyboards — dangerous cyber threats.

In the Safari browser in iOS 12 integrated tracking system for hidden keyboards. If you watch the video in full screen mode, iOS 12 ensures that the background could not open the hidden keyboard to intercept data. When this hidden keyboard by the operating system, the user immediately receives a notification.

Lately, hackers often embed hidden keyboard promoted by malicious resources. This keypad is activated transparently to the user when watching a video in full screen mode. Due to this, the hackers get to act very quickly.

Because of the increasing number of cyber attacks using this method, Apple, and created a system of protection. The principle of its operation is very simple. When playing a video in full screen mode, it monitors the clicks on the screen area, which is a keyboard. If a suspicious clicking fixed, then the system is triggered and the user receives a warning.

Source: Reddit.


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