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New in Safari 7.0.3: Improved Notifications, Better Sandboxing

2 April 2014 3,942 views No Comment

Safari 7.0.3 isn't particularly sexy, but has the fixes, tweaks and, yes, even a new feature needed to keep Apple's default browser frisky and fresh

Safari 7.0.3 isn’t particularly sexy, but has the fixes, tweaks and, yes, even a new feature needed to keep Apple’s default browser frisky and fresh. Here is a quick thumbnail sketch of what’s new.

The new feature is the addition of a preference, a checkbox specifically, to turn push notification prompts from websites. Again, not particularly sexy, but a nice thing to have.

Safari 7.0.3 (download)
— Fixes an issue that could cause the search and address field to load a webpage or send a search term before the return key is pressed.
— Improves credit card autofill compatibility with websites
— Fixes an issue that could block receipt of push notifications from websites
— Adds a preference to turn off push notification prompts from websites
— Adds support for webpages with generic top-level domains
— Strengthens Safari sandboxing
— Fixes security issues, including several identified in recent security competitions

I’m very interested to see if better sandboxing is actually better, because one of the few things still able to bring Safari down is, wait for it, Adobe Flash. This problem should have been killed off years ago.

Safari 7.0.3 is available via the Mac App Store app’s Software Update function. As of this writing, Safari 7.0.3 isn’t available as a standalone download.

Also unavailable right now is the knowledge base article describing the security content.

Via AppleInsider, etc

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