Source Pravda.Ru

Apple updates its Safari browser to fix security problems

Computer giant Apple Inc. has unveiled a new version of its Safari web browser to solve several security problems. The new 3.1.1. version allows to solve a flaw that was widely publicized after being used to compromise a MacBook Air during a conference on security. The new Safari browser is available for both Mac and PC at nearly 39 MB. More importantly, it is highly recommended for all Safari users to ensure the security of their systems.

Apple has fixed four security bugs in total. The above-mentioned security bug compromised a MacBook Air laptop at CanSecWest security conference last month.

Safari is a web browser developed by Apple Inc. and included in Mac OS X. It was first released as a public beta on January 7, 2003 , and is the default browser in Mac OS X v10.3 and later. It is also the native browser on the Apple iPhone and iPod touch.

Apple updates its Safari browser to fix security problems
Apple updates its Safari browser to fix security problems
A beta version for Microsoft Windows was released for the first time on June 11, 2007 with support for Windows XP and Windows Vista, with a release version for Windows following on March 18, 2008 . Safari has also been run unofficially on Linux under Wine, but the graphical user interface (GUI) and web graphics do not render properly.

Since the release of Safari, its usage share has been climbing. For the month of February 2008, reports a usage share of 3.34% for Safari; while Net Applications records a usage share of 4.61% in April 2007 and 5.70% in February 2008. This may be due to aggressively cuing users of other Apple software to download Safari in Apple Software Update.

Safari offers most features common to modern web browsers. In addition, some of these features are implemented in distinctive ways, while it also includes some unique to the browser.