Security Fixes Highlight New Safari Release

Thursday, April 3, 2014 @ 04:04 PM gHale

Apple updated Safari for Mavericks to version 7.0.3, while fixing security and adding compatibility and stability improvements.

The update includes a new option for turning off push notification prompts for websites, improves credit card autofill, adds support for webpages with generic top-level domains, and fixes several security issues.

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The update is available through the software update tool in the App Store.

Safari 7.0.3 update details:
• Fixes an issue that could cause the search and address field to load a webpage or send a search term before the return key ends up pressed
• Improves credit card autofill with websites
• Fixes an issue that could block receipt of push notifications from websites
• Adds a preference to turn off push notification prompts from websites
• Adds support for webpages with generic top-level domains
• Strengthens Safari sandboxing
• Fixes security issues, including several identified in recent security competitions

Apple also released new versions of Safari 6.1.3 for Mountain Lion and Lion users.

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