NEWS FROM THE LAB - Thursday, July 23, 2015

"IOS Crash Report" Update: Safari Adds Block Feature Posted by Sean @ 09:53 GMT

Ask, and sometimes, you shall receive.

Last Friday, we wrote about call center scammers targeting iOS. And today, Apple released a new (beta) feature that should help.

Apple released iOS 9 Public Beta 2:

iOS 9 Public Beta 2, Install

And it appears that one of Safari's new features allows people to block fraud-focused JavaScript.

iOS 9 Public, Safari Block Alerts

We tested a scam-site and after a few attempts to dismiss the JavaScript dialog, Safari included a prompt to "Block Alerts". We were then easily able to close the page.

Kudos Apple! Looking forward to seeing this in iOS 9's general release.

Big hat tip to Rosyna Keller.