If at first you don't succeed; call it version 1.0
Monday, 11 June 2007

Apple has just released a public beta of its Safari browser for Windows.

On the download page Apple write: "Apple engineers designed Safari to be secure from day one".


So, I've decided to take it for a test drive, and ran Hamachi. I wasn't surprised to get a nice crash few minutes later...

A first glance at the debugger showed me that this memory corruption might be exploitable. Although, I'll have to dig more to be sure of that.

Again, this is just a beta version.. But, don't you hate those pathetic claims?

[UPDATE]: David Maynor and Thor Larholm have found several more security vulnerabilities in Safari for Windows. I guess we can now call it "Day zero"...

Monday, 11 June 2007 21:19:46 UTC | Comments [2] | Security#
Saturday, 05 January 2008 03:14:21 UTC
i still use IE6 but firefox has nice plugins,
which is making me to use that more
Wednesday, 30 January 2008 01:52:35 UTC
I've never really been a huge fan of Safari, however how do you rate its "overall security" against some of the more popular browsers such as Opera, Firefox & IE7? Are people less likely to go after exploits since it's basically a Mac Port?

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