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Safari will begin to identify unsafe sites

27.01.2019 - Apple, iOS
Safari will begin to identify unsafe sites

Thursday, January 24, became available the first beta of iOS 12.2. This Assembly was full of surprises – it has been found mentioning such devices as AirPods 2, iPad and iPod Touch. The operating system has also been seriously upgraded Safari. It turned out that brand browser learned to warn users when switching to unsafe sites.

Once the user navigates to a web page that does not use the secure HTTPS Protocol that supports encryption, next to the address bar is displayed a warning “Unsafe”. This suggests that you should be wary of entering personal data, so they can be easily intercepted by attackers.

A similar option appeared on the desktop version of Safari.

 

Despite the fact that the HTTPS Protocol has been implemented for a long time, a huge number of sites still use the older standard — HTTP. Likely that Apple wanted to warn users about the potential dangers of such sites. However, the fear is quite justified, considering the large number of fake sites.

Recall that the release of iOS 12.2 is scheduled for spring of this year. The list of changes includes many small fixes and improvements:

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