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Apple Releases Safari 6

Even if you don't plan to upgrade to Mountain Lion, as of today Safari 6 is available as an update for older versions of OS This new version includes numerous security fixes and improvements. 

For a (long) list of fixed bugs, the the Apple security announcement [1]. There are also some new security related features:

  • extensions can now figure out if you are in private browsing mode, which should make it easier for extensions to avoid leak.
  • the "https" in https urls is highlighted more, and the lock with more information about the certificate is placed right next to it.
  • The safe password feature got redone, but it doesn't look like Safari will suggest new passwords unless you run Mountain Lion.



Johannes B. Ullrich, Ph.D.
SANS Technology Institute

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ISC Handler
Jul 25th 2012
Take note that this is only for 10.7 and 10.8....Snow Leopard 10.6 users are out of luck.

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