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Typical... No wonder my when I checked my Yahoo! Email in safari, a month later it was filled with Spam... I haven't even signed up for any websites or filled
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    Typical... No wonder my when I checked my Yahoo! Email in safari, a month later it was filled with Spam... I haven't even signed up for any websites or filled in my email anywhere... Wow Apple. You made me stick to Opera Browser.

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    Firefox and chrome is so much better safari.

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    Good that I don't use safari

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    nice it worked lol... to bad i have nothing worth stealing.. hack away
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    Quote Originally Posted by tudtran View Post
    Firefox and chrome is so much better safari.
    there is just something about firefox I don't like, I can't figure out what it is either, I can't coment on chrome because I haven't really used it
    Last edited by dsg; 07-22-2010 at 08:36 PM.

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    I hated chrome. It just bothered me to much. Firefox I don't mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cerote View Post
    I hated chrome. It just bothered me to much. Firefox I don't mind.
    it's just a plant. Thats all it is. And if you happen to set it on fire...there are some effects...

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    I am sure it is nice but like DSG I can't pin-point the problem I have with it.

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    Who the hell uses Safari? I love Apple, but bottom line is Safari is **** compared to Chrome and Firefox. It's only redeeming feature is the activity window and the way it handles searching by popping the words out of the page and dimming the rest of the text.

    Most companies don't even code with Safari in mind and yes while its a webkit browser, there are slight differences as pages will not look 100% the same in Chrome / Safari.

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    who i am compare to them intelligent or spy or agent. im just a normal person. they can see my data or email or what ever they want inside my iphone. i have nothing to hide, n no secret of life. hehehe.

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    Hmm ... Is Apple and Windows on a level playing field?

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    Hmm firefox and chrome also has weaknesses. That's nothing new in web browsers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qumahlin View Post
    Who the hell uses Safari? I love Apple, but bottom line is Safari is **** compared to Chrome and Firefox. It's only redeeming feature is the activity window and the way it handles searching by popping the words out of the page and dimming the rest of the text.

    Most companies don't even code with Safari in mind and yes while its a webkit browser, there are slight differences as pages will not look 100% the same in Chrome / Safari.
    If you reckon. Safari gets 100% on the acid3 test so it conforms to web standards more than most every other browser. Including the most used of all, Firefox

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    This is a piffle in comparison to the biggest security vulnerability EVERY computer browser faces. Flash. All you have to do is type flash and vulnerabilities in a search engine and the truths will scare your pants off. After reading this stuff you'd never use it ever again. They say they fix vulnerabilities but just patch them and it still gives hackers (or the FBI) FULL access to everything on your computer. I understand it's necessity but boy it's a big gaping hole that Adobe neglects year on year. I'm glad they've made the linux version almost unusable, coz I don't, now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tudtran View Post
    Firefox and chrome is so much better safari.
    Not on mac. Safari is superior to all web browsers on mac. Firefox is very similar in speed to safari and I have it installed just in case safari can do a certain thing but safari has some nice features like top sites and the new article reader that firefox does have plug INS for but they don't really match up the same way safari does it. Chrome is actually slower than safari and firefox on my mac for some reason. On windows I get a totally different experience. On windows chrome is freakin awesome and I'm using bootcamp so it's not the computer itself it seems to be the operating system but I use mac way more so in sticking to safari. Apple is pretty fast on the updates though so it shouldn't be long be. They are pretty busy with the whole iPhone 4 reception thing though

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    Its only the beginnig

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antman217 View Post
    Not on mac. Safari is superior to all web browsers on mac. Firefox is very similar in speed to safari and I have it installed just in case safari can do a certain thing but safari has some nice features like top sites and the new article reader that firefox does have plug INS for but they don't really match up the same way safari does it. Chrome is actually slower than safari and firefox on my mac for some reason. On windows I get a totally different experience. On windows chrome is freakin awesome and I'm using bootcamp so it's not the computer itself it seems to be the operating system but I use mac way more so in sticking to safari. Apple is pretty fast on the updates though so it shouldn't be long be. They are pretty busy with the whole iPhone 4 reception thing though
    I doubt it's the OS. Apple software is generally awful on Windows.

    I tried to use Safari, but the address bar and UI in general just leaves too much to be desired.
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    Well this affected me. I turned on autofill no shorter than a few days ago and it has already caused someone to hack my facebook account. As soon as i read this artical I went onto my usual sites and it immediately told me that someone logged onto my account in germany so I turned autofill off and changed my password. Thankyou ModMyi!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcooldrummer View Post
    Well this affected me. I turned on autofill no shorter than a few days ago and it has already caused someone to hack my facebook account. As soon as i read this artical I went onto my usual sites and it immediately told me that someone logged onto my account in germany so I turned autofill off and changed my password. Thankyou ModMyi!
    You must be the most unluckiest person on the planet. In just a few days all your usual accounts, hacked. That is incredible. Considering this was just a warning of a vulnerability not actual proof that hackers were actually doing this, and the fact it only accesses information from a Mac's address book, not passwords, your story is just amazing. From what I know about Macs is their passwords are stored in a thing called keychain, not address book and you have to allow as admin of your computer for safari to access passwords. BTW, I'd check for malware man, sounds like you've been compromised. Your story doesn't hold water so I wouldn't sleep well just by turning off autofill from address book.
    Last edited by Tyronal; 07-24-2010 at 02:45 AM.

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