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Security update for Apple's Safari Web browser

Apple has shipped a new version of its Safari Web browser that fixes at least seven security vulnerabilities.

The Safari 4.0.4 update is available for both Mac and Windows versions of the browser. Mac users can grab the latest version through Software Update; Windows users will need to use the bundled Apple Software Update application.


By Brian Krebs  |  November 13, 2009; 4:22 PM ET
Categories:  New Patches , Safety Tips  | Tags: apple safari, patch  
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Strictly speaking, Windows users don't HAVE to use Apple Software Update; they can just download the installable from like any new user would. It's about the same amount of work either way, but Apple Software Update is not famous for its swiftness. Of course, it would be nice if Safari could update from within the browser, like Chrome and Firefox do, either of those taking only a few seconds to perform the update.

Posted by: 54Stratocaster | November 14, 2009 1:19 AM | Report abuse

Firefox updates take "a few seconds" because the browser downloads the update silently, invisibly, while you're not watching.

The only thing I use Safari for these days is my online bank, whose site doesn't work in Firefox...??? Idiot developers. I gave up on Safari when I noticed that font rendering in Firefox (on my mac) is more pleasant to the eye.

Posted by: jamshark70 | November 14, 2009 10:46 AM | Report abuse

Safari 4 leaks memory like a sieve.
i leave it running and after an hour or so and it's at 500 MB of memory rising fast.

Posted by: patb | November 14, 2009 2:40 PM | Report abuse

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