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Safari 5.1.8 for Snow Leopard Baked into Security Patch

19 March 2013 1,395 views 2 Comments

While the company hasn't said what improvements they built into Safari 5.1.8. Mac experts have weighed in with the educated opinions — security fixes.

Snow Leopard fans, Apple still cares if only for just this little while. While the company hasn’t said what improvements they built into Safari 5.1.8. Mac experts have weighed in with the educated opinions on what’s new — security fixes.

When Apple released Security Update 2013-001 (Snow Leopard) last week, it gave no hint that Safari 5.1.8 was in there let alone what it offers vis-a-vis functionality and/or security.

Nevertheless, sharped eyed French and German bloggers spotted it.

That said, Mac security experts are saying Safari 5.1.8 positively changes how Java Web Start files are handled and it’s likely that the WebKit browser core has been updated, too. It’s speculated that this Snow Leopard specific browser update could mirror changes effected in Safari 6.0.3 for Lion and Mountain Lion, also released last week.

For what it’s worth, this is the first Safari 5.x update since May 2012.

Yep, Apple still cares, but you might not want to hold your breath while waiting for Safari 5.1.9…

What’s your take?

via MacFixIt

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