A new web address, created with the purpose of being a technological demonstration, illustrates in a very effective way how vulnerable your phone is.
So if you needed the incentive to be more cautious when it comes to a navigating to an unknown web address or clicking a link from a message or email, this URL might convince you.
The risk of exposing your personal data or to endanger the security of your system is always just a click away. In addition, it is very easy to infect your gadget with malware or adware by just browsing innocent web pages.
Apparently, crashsafari.com website targets only iPhone or iPad using Safari to navigate the web, but it looks like the link is as dangerous for Google Chrome users.
The way this website operates is very simple: basically, crashsafari.com is continuously writing new characters in the address bar every few seconds. In this way, it won’t be long until your device’s memory is full, and the internet browser is closed.
The four lines of code that underlie this project are equally effective on iOS and Android, in Safari or Chrome, and closing the browser is just one of the most optimistic track. It is equally possible that your phone to shut down and start again. Depending on the amount of RAM and the type of processor in the system. A PC or Mac can also suffer from visiting this website.
The interesting part is that the link itself does nothing malicious, it doesn’t steal private information nor did it tries to install malware, it simply exploits the HTML code to shut down your phone or web browser.