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  • Apple Releases Safari 8.0.4 for Mac OS X With WebKit Improvements & Security Fixes


    On Tuesday, Apple has released an update for Safari on OS X Yosemite, OS X Mavericks, and OS X Mountain Lion systems. The version for OS X Yosemite, version 8.0.4, brings with it improvements to the Web browser's security, and improves the WebKit experience overall. Some of the security improvements included with the update are found below:

    Quote Originally Posted by Apple
    WebKit
    Impact: Visiting a maliciously crafted website may lead to an
    unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution
    Description: Multiple memory corruption issues existed in WebKit.
    These issues were addressed through improved memory handling.

    WebKit
    Impact: Inconsistent user interface may prevent users from
    discerning a phishing attack
    Description: A user interface inconsistency existed in Safari that allowed an attacker to misrepresent the URL. This issue was addressed through improved user interface consistency checks.
    If you're on OS X Mountain Lion or later, your update for Safari is waiting for you under the Updates tab in the Mac App Store application on your machine. Installing the updated Web browser will not require a restart, so you're not going to have to save all of your work over this small update.

    Best of all, it only comes in around 60MB (give or take) depending on the operating system you're installing the update for, so it won't take too long to install and you get the peace of mind knowing you're more secure while browsing the Web. It is recommended for all users.

    Sources: MacRumors
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Releases Safari 8.0.4 for Mac OS X With WebKit Improvements & Security Fixes started by Anthony Bouchard View original post