Apple Updates Safari and Swats Address Book Bug

Apple Updates Safari and Swats Address Book Bug

Apple has released Safari 5.0.1, the latest version of its browser that adds support for the Safari Extensions Gallery and it includes a patch for the recently discovered Address Book bug.

According to Software Update on my Mac the update includes these new features:

  • Safari Extensions
  • Customize Safari with features created by third-party developers
  • Find extensions in the Safari Extensions Gallery, accessible from the Safari menu and extensions.apple.com
This update also contains improvements to stability, accessibility and security, including the following:
  • More accurate Top Hit results in the Address Field
  • More accurate timing for CSS animations
  • Better stability when using the Safari Reader keyboard shortcut
  • Better stability when scrolling through MobileMe Mail
  • Fixes display of multipage articles from www.rollingstone.com in Safari Reader
  • Fixes an issue that prevented Google Wave and other websites using JavaScript encryption libraries from working correctly on 32-bit systems
  • Fixes an issue that prevented Safari from launching on Leopard systems with network home directories
  • Fixes an issue that could cause borders on YouTube thumbnails to disappear when hovering over the thumbnail image
  • Fixes an issue that could cause Flash content to overlap with other content on www.facebook.com, www.crateandbarrel.com, and other sites when using Flash 10.1
  • Fixes an issue that prevented boarding passes from www.aa.com from printing correctly
  • Fixes an issue that could cause DNS prefetching requests to overburden certain routers
  • Fixes an issue that could cause VoiceOver to misidentify elements of webpages
For detailed information on the security content of this Safari 5.0.1 update you can visit: support.apple.com/kb/HT4276. On that site you will find detailed information about the bugs that Apple has swatted in this update including the one where Safari’s Autofill feature could expose your Address Book information without user interaction.

Safari 5 is available now for both Mac OS X and Windows as a free download at www.apple.com/safari or via Software Update on your Mac.

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