In my latest article for The Mac Security Blog, I wrote about the surprise release of Safari 5.1.8 for Snow Leopard.
Apple silently included the Safari update as part of Security Update 2003-001. Prior to this update, Safari had remained at version 5.1.7 for 10 months while only Safari 6.0 (available exclusively for Lion and Mountain Lion) had been updated.
Apple has not made any mention of Safari 5.1.8 anywhere on its site, so it's unclear whether the new version patches the same 201 vulnerabilities that have been patched from Safari 6.0 to 6.0.3.
Meanwhile, Apple continues to leave Safari for Windows languishing at version 5.1.7.
For more information and screenshots, see the full article:
Apple Shocks Security World with Safari 5.1.8 for Snow Leopard
It's worthy of mention that I was the first journalist to notice and write about Safari 5.1.8.
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