This bug is present in all builds of iOS 6 on all devices and even remains in the latest 6.1 beta. But just how bad is this bug really?
Peter Eckersley, technology products director with digital rights advocacy group the Electronic Frontier Foundation, said he would characterize such an issue as a “serious privacy and security vulnerability.”
Neither Eckersley nor the EFF had heard of the bug in iOS 6, nor had they independently tested to confirm that they were able to replicate the issue. But Eckersley said that if the problem is in fact real, it’s something that Apple should work to address as quickly as possible.
“It is a security issue, it is a privacy issue, and it is a trust issue,” Eckersley said. “Can you trust the UI to do what you told it to do? It’s certainly a bug that needs to be fixed urgently.”
The only advice given at this time was to stop browsing the web on a mobile device if your privacy and security means that much to you. This is the only thing you can do until Apple fixes the bug. Are you worried about this new bug? Most people shouldn’t be, but is there anyone who actually disables JavasScript?