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.
Once again, Google has been caught doing something that it shouldn't be doing: using code in their ads to intentionally bypass the privacy settings of Safari users in order to track their browsing behavior.
Safari 5.1 includes improvements to performance, stability, and security.
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