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Safari 8.0.5, 7.1.5, and 6.2.5

Apple has released Safari 8.0.5 for OS X 10.10 Yosemite, along with Safari 7.1.5 for 10.9 Mavericks and Safari 6.2.5 for 10.8 Mountain Lion. All three improve AutoFill compatibility with Web page forms and prevent saving of Web site favicon URLs used in Private Browsing. Additionally, the updates patch several security vulnerabilities, including an issue in Safari’s client certificate matching for SSL authentication that could enable tracking by malicious Web sites, an inability to purge browsing history completely (as well as an issue that could reveal browsing history when responding to push notifications in Private Browsing), and multiple memory corruption issues in WebKit. All three versions of Safari are available only via Software Update. (Free)

 

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