Safari for Windows gets its first security update

Apple’s first foray into the Windows browser world failed to impress security researchers after they found multiple security holes in the Windows version of Safari within hours of its release. It’s taken Apple a couple of days, but as CNet reports, the iPod maker has now released a new version of Safari for Windows that addresses three major security holes. Two of those holes could allow arbitrary code to be executed, and one might have allowed cross-site scripting. Despite initial worries upon the bugs’ discoveries, the MacOS X version of Safari isn’t affected.

Users of Safari for Windows can download the new 3.0.1 version of the browser from Apple’s download page here. This is still beta software, though, so we suggest those who download it exercise caution.

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    • indeego
    • 14 years ago

    3 of 9 holes.

    Impressive Apple. At this rate of discovery/patch, it’ll be never that you can get them allg{<.<}g

    • leor
    • 14 years ago

    the ipod maker . . .

    • derFunkenstein
    • 14 years ago

    looks like they figured out they need to do things in the browser that the OS handles on their native platform.

    • [+Duracell-]
    • 14 years ago

    Wow, updated faster than Firefox and IE combined…keep this up and I might actually switch!

    Maybe.

      • eitje
      • 14 years ago

      gotta wonder how many hours the developers put in to have that happen.

        • Lord.Blue
        • 14 years ago

        I would guess not many, as they were shown where the holes were.

    • BobbinThreadbare
    • 14 years ago

    I just tried to maximize safari on the second monitor, and it moves the browser off screen to where I can’t see it. Then when I close and reopen it, it’s maximzed on the first screen. Also I can’t use ctrl-backspace to delete a word.

    • Lord.Blue
    • 14 years ago

    Still too full of holes to hold back the internet spy and adware troubles.

      • nerdrage
      • 14 years ago

      And still too new to matter. I seriously doubt that any spyware author cares about WinSafari holes to exploit, when there are so many more IE fish to fry.

        • sigher
        • 14 years ago

        I’m not so sure, a safari user would be naive and a ripe target who probably has his CC info all over the place ready to be grabbed.

          • Corrado
          • 14 years ago

          No, a naive and ignorant user would just use IE.

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