A settlement has been reached to end the lawsuit filed by 37 US states and the District of Columbia against Google because the Internet giant has been found bypassing Safariís privacy settings and using cookies to track usersí browsing in order to deliver personalized ads.
After having worked with Google, Microsoft and Mozilla to incorporate an app sandbox for Flash Player, Adobe has announced that Safari in the recently released OS X Mavericks will also include one.
Back in May, NSS Labs shared the results of their testing of how successful popular Web browsers are in detecting malware, showing that the latest versions of Internet Explorer (10) and Chrome (25/26) were considerably more effective that those of Safari (5), Firefox (19) and Opera (12): Their latest testing and reports concentrate on phishing protection and privacy settings.
With all the Flash Player and Java zero-day vulnerabilities lately getting exploited in attacks, browser vendors are trying to come up with solutions to protect their users without antagonizing them with lengthy hoop-jumping.
Apple issued a patch for Safari, fixing 83 vulnerabilities, 72 of which were rated critical.