Apple’s new version of Safari for Windows fixes several vulnerabilities
Do you use Apple's Safari as your web browser of choice on your copy of Windows? Well, if you do, you might want to fire up Apple's Software Update tool, or head down directly to the Safari download page on Apple's website and get yourself a copy of the latest version of the Safari web browser for Windows, for word has it that the updated web browser comes with fixes for a variety of security flaws that could potentially allow other people to excecute various attacks on your PC.
Are you currently using Apple's Safari as your web browser of choice in your Windows-powered PC? If so, you might want to start firing up the Apple Software Update tool that may already be present on your system, or head down directly to the Safari home page on Apple's web site and download for yourself a copy of the latest version of the Safari web browser that is currently available for Windows, which is that of Safari 5.1.
And why, you may ask. Well, word has it that the new version of Safari has been designed to fix certain security vulnerabilities that were present in the both the older version of the web browser and its open-source WebKit rendering engine. Furthermore, Apple has reportedly claimed that the vulnerabilities could potentially result in "drive-by download attacks, full system compromise, denial-of-service conditions of cross-site scripting attacks" if left unfixed on a Windows-powered PC.
We will not go into too much detail about the vulnerabilities that Apple is planning to patch with the release of Safari 5.1, although ZDNet has claimed in its own report that many of the flaws that were present in the previous release of Safari could result in arbitrary code execution on a compromised PC. The report also goes on to list several aspects of the Safari web browser which has been flagged as being some of the more serious vulnerabilities, which runs the gamut from the browser's ColourSync profile to its CoreFoundation framework and XML library, among many others.
Last but definitely not least, ZDNet has also claimed that the new Safari 5.1 web browser will fix a vulnerability in the open-source WebKit rendering engine which that "expose users to denial-service conditions or arbitrary code execution". So, if you are still on an older version of Safari, it would seem that a much-needed upgrade to your web browser is in order.