iPhone bug lets anyone get their hands on your browser history – with no fix

A security bug in the latest version of Apple's Internet browser makes it possible for hackers to get their hands on your browsing history and personal information, according to cybersecurity experts.

iPhone, iPad and Macbook users are all at risk from the vulnerability, which affects Safari 15, Apple's default web browser.

It means your precise identity, your different email accounts, and even your email history could be up for grabs for hackers.

What's worse, some of the top 1000 most visited websites are affected by the flaw, and even using Safari's 'private mode' won't keep you safe from the issue.

Cybersecurity experts FingerprintJS explained that the bug lets random websites learn what else you're looking at by being able to access information about the database generated by each site.

For example, if you had Gmail open in one tab and accidentally opened a scam site on another, the scam site would be able to view and access details from your Gmail.

"Not only does this imply that untrusted or malicious websites can learn a user's identity, but it also allows the linking together of multiple separate accounts used by the same user," the firm said.

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You can test whether your browser is affected by the issue by trying this safety test created by FingerprintJS.

If you're a Mac user, you can thankfully changed browser to an alternative, such as Google Chrome, Firefox or Brave.

However, if you're browsing on an iPhone or iPad, you might not have the option as all browsers on the operating system suffer from the same issue.

"The only real protection is to update your browser or OS once the issue is resolved by Apple," FingerprintJS write. "In the meantime, we hope this article will raise awareness of this issue.

Apple has been approached for comment.

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