Safari: "Secure from day one" ... I guess we're not at day one yet

Summary:That's it, I've had enough of Safari for Windows beta.

For the second time in under two weeks, Apple has issued updates to fix serious security vulnerabilities in the beta version of Safari 3 web browser.

Safari 3 for Windows beta
OK, I gave Safari 3 for Windows beta a good chance, but after two updates in less than a week I'm declaring it a leaky bucket and it's banished from the PC Doc HQ for the foreseeable future.  It's only installed on a few systems so getting rid of it won't be a big deal.  Yes, it's just a beta and yes Apple has been pretty quick with the updates but there's nothing that the browser offers that makes it worth running.  For regular day to day browsing, having IE, Firefox and Opera presents enough of an attack surface without adding another.

I'm really starting to question the whole "Apple engineers designed Safari to be secure from day one."  I guess we're not at day one yet.

Topics: Apple


Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is an internationally published technology author who has devoted over a decade to helping users get the most from technology -- whether that be by learning to program, building a PC from a pile of parts, or helping them get the most from their new MP3 player or digital camera.Adrian has authored/co-authored technic... Full Bio

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