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Safari 12.1

Apple has released Safari 12.1 for macOS 10.13.6 High Sierra and 10.12.6 Sierra, adding a couple of improvements and addressing several security vulnerabilities. The new version streamlines Web site login when filling credentials with Password AutoFill, allows push notification prompts only after interacting with a Web site, and adds a warning when an insecure Web page is loaded. The browser also removes support for the expired Do Not Track standard to prevent its use as a fingerprinting variable and updates cross-site tracking protection with Intelligent Tracking Prevention 2.1, which causes persistent client-side cookies to expire in 7 days. The update also fixes vulnerabilities in Safari Reader and WebKit (see the full list of security updates). Safari 12.1 is available only via Software Update. (Free, 10.13.6 and 10.12.6)

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Comments About Safari 12.1

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  1. If, as I do, you use Keyboard Maestro to control Safari, beware: this latest update breaks the “wait until Safari has finished loading” action. It just pauses for ever. Peter Lewis is not optimistic that there will be a fix,and although he suggests a workaround, it didn’t work for me; I’ve had to rewrite several macros to use Chrome instead.


  2. Does Safari 12.1 return the Quick Look Finder crash in Sierra?

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