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What’s up with Crashsafari.com?

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Written by Hasan EKSI

You may have already heard about it. A simple website is able to crash Iphone ( It actually crashes Android devices in some cases too). It’s all about the browser not being able process a long string.

Well, here is the magic: When we look at the source code we see the below java script.

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What this script does is it calls the HTML5 History API thousands of times in a loop, potentially causing Safari to freeze. This is exactly why it crashes. The solution is simple, yet effective: do not visit this website 🙂

 

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Hasan EKSI

An enthusiastic IT Security Professional with over six years of experience and expertise in Information Security and general IT.
https://tr.linkedin.com/in/eksihasan

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