Hijacking Safari 4 Top Sites with Phish Bombs
Once again, outdated browser versions have fallen to the trap of malicious software and users who are able to take control of a victim’s computer, manipulate his or her browser, and inject unwanted software into the computer through design flaws by many browsers.
Within Safari browser exists the Top Sites interface, portraying most commonly visited sites or the user’s favorite sites that he or she uses. Furthermore, within this interface exists flaws on Safari versions earlier than 4.0.3.
In an effort to maintain a high convenience rate, proclaimed “convenience pioneers” such as Apple and Google have forced upon their users various in-software settings. The automatic Top Sites interface is one, but fortunately these companies have not removed the ability to manipulate the interface on our own in an effort to reduce automatic convenience but be able to better protect our information and property.