Flaws found in Safari browser for Windows

An Argentinian security researcher has discovered two flaws in Apple's Safari for Windows browser. Juan Pablo Lopez Yacubian said the vulnerabilities could allow hackers to remotely take control of a victim's computer. He described the most serious flaw as a vulnerability in the Safari 3.1 browser for Windows which allows a hacker to "falsify the web address and enter another page or content".

This essentially means that even though you see a trusted URL in the browser address bar, the web page could be displaying unauthorized content that could put your PC at risk.

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when i tried safari i didn't even bother to uninstall it normally, i did a system restore to make sure no part of it ever returned. Now I DO use firefox on a day-to-day basis, and i know why i have memory problems, most browsers probably don't like 30 windows open 24/7 to begin with!

Well, as the license agreement for Safari for Windows says "this license allows you to install and use one copy of the Apple software on a single Apple-labeled computer", surely all versions installed on Windows PCs are breaking license anyway so it's not a problem ;-)

getting the apple-idiots money siphon off their online banking experience, while they are still oohing and aahing over the purty interface ... nice going, apple. you have hit the dumb-jackpot yet again.

the fact that safari lack security (to the extend that paypal recommend their end user not to use it) will probably be a teeney-weeny issue to these apple-idiots because they like the purty interface ...

The interesting thing will be Apple's response time (in term of patching, not : we are the best even if we are flooded mantra) to this...
Anyway, every software have and will have flaws. What makes the difference is the response time, linked to the gravity of the flaw, and the quality of the patch.

The biggest flaw is that it may misrepresent a trusted site, yeah it's a problem but it's not like it runs remote code or something.

Yeah, because running remote code is the end of the world, but having my bank account stolen is so such a superficial thing to be concerned about

(Brandon Live said @ #7.1)
Yeah, because running remote code is the end of the world, but having my bank account stolen is so such a superficial thing to be concerned about :rolleyes:

I guess any browser flaw is critical. Might as well browse with Lynx!

Any way Safari 3.1 for windows has very Nescape ~1998 felling to it. :)
And I like it. Especially after Firefox crashed 5 time today after todays update to 2.0.0.13.. :((

Safari = :yawn:

Possibly the worst.browser.ever (IMO). Slow, bloated, memory hog, some pages don't work right, security flaws since 3.0 beta, etc, etc. I could go on and on and tell you why this shouldn't be your day to day browser.

(tsupersonic said @ #1)
Safari Internet Explorer = :yawn:

Possibly the worst.browser.ever (IMO). Slow, bloated, memory hog, some pages don't work right, security flaws since 3.0 beta, etc, etc. I could go on and on and tell you why this shouldn't be your day to day browser.

Fixed that for ya.

Have you even tried Safari 3.1? The speed and stability since 3.0 Beta is MUCH improved, and it's memory usage is comparable to Firefox 2 on launch, and remains stable throughout use, unlike Firefox 2 and the horrible memory leaks.

As a web developer, I use Safari as my primary browser, and Firefox, Opera, and IE 6 & 7 for testing. Despite slightly fuzzy fonts, it's the fastest browser of them all.

(cyberdrone2000 said @ #3.1)

Fixed that for ya.

Have you even tried Safari 3.1? The speed and stability since 3.0 Beta is MUCH improved, and it's memory usage is comparable to Firefox 2 on launch, and remains stable throughout use, unlike Firefox 2 and the horrible memory leaks.

As a web developer, I use Safari as my primary browser, and Firefox, Opera, and IE 6 & 7 for testing. Despite slightly fuzzy fonts, it's the fastest browser of them all.

LOL, are you joking?

NOTHING and I mean NOTHING can even remotely touch Opera in terms of browsing speed. The interface in Safari is nowhere as responsive as Opera or Firefox.

Of course I've tried Safari 3.1 (thanks to Apple's genius software updater). Speed, browsing wise is pretty slow. Mind you, I'm on a college connection (I got 92,000 kb/s at speedtest.net). Firefox has horrible memory leaks, yes. Every browser uses upwards of 100MB on a daily surf session. Opera, I found is the least memory hogging browser.

There's only one reason why Safari was released on Windows. It's for web developers (and iPhone). It's great if you're developing websites and want to see what they would look like in Safari, but for everyday browsing, Safari is a very bad browser imo. I know most of my mac friends don't even use Safari, they all prefer Firefox over it.

(tsupersonic said @ #3.2)
LOL, are you joking?

NOTHING and I mean NOTHING can even remotely touch Opera in terms of browsing speed. The interface in Safari is nowhere as responsive as Opera or Firefox.

Of course I've tried Safari 3.1 (thanks to Apple's genius software updater). Speed, browsing wise is pretty slow. Mind you, I'm on a college connection (I got 92,000 kb/s at speedtest.net). Firefox has horrible memory leaks, yes. Every browser uses upwards of 100MB on a daily surf session. Opera, I found is the least memory hogging browser.

There's only one reason why Safari was released on Windows. It's for web developers (and iPhone). It's great if you're developing websites and want to see what they would look like in Safari, but for everyday browsing, Safari is a very bad browser imo. I know most of my mac friends don't even use Safari, they all prefer Firefox over it.


You know,
I never thought any browser would ever compare to Operas speed, but I've been using Safari since the last notice of it here on Neowin, and it EASILY blows Opera away. Have not had a single issue with it either. Does use slightly more memory then my IE6 or Seamonkey 1.1.18, but not by much.

The only thing not to like about Safari so far, is the lack of an adblocker and that goofy bookmark setup. I DO like the nice simple gui too. Screw eye candy!!

Just so no one gets confused here it is Safari = Yawn.

Taking someone's comments and flipping the names around is just ignorant and in this case completely false. At least TRY to get it right.