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Safari Browser Giving Away Private Info

 

Heads up to all Safari browser users. Your beloved Mac isn't as safe as you think.

Your browser may be leaking your private information to any website you visit.

http://blogs.computerworld.com/16579/horrible_safari_privacy...

There's a video demo here:
http://jeremiahgrossman.blogspot.com/2010/07/i-know-who-your...

Thanks for the heads up. I

Thanks for the heads up. I have now unchecked all the options under the autofill tab.

Thansk

They're not infallible but at least we have zero virus's to worry about and don't have to run Antivirus software.

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Nuvi 360, OS X Lion 10.7

I just started trying out

I just started trying out the Safari Browser for pc after checking out Firefox and Opera.Been using IE and MSN Explorer for years.So far the Safari seems to be really fast and you don't have a lot of add ons.Like the Private Browsing feature best.I also un-checked the AutoFill forms for now.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 wt and 2597 LMT.

Run Software Updater

Safari 5.0.1, released on July 27, addresses this issue. Use the Software Update under the Apple menu to get it.

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Brent - 2350LMT, 3790LMT, 3597LMTHD

Safari follow-up

brentrn wrote:

Safari 5.0.1, released on July 27, addresses this issue. Use the Software Update under the Apple menu to get it.

Thanks for posting this I forgot to!

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Nuvi 360, OS X Lion 10.7

I still find Safari a bit

I still find Safari a bit slower than FF on my Mac Pro.
Anyone else have a similar problem?

Safari used to be fast, but it's getting slower by the day

...or so it seems. Maybe it's just the clutter on the computer that is taking a toll, who knows. I still like my Mac, and find it far easier to use than Windows.

As for viruses, I've gotten two, each time when I first bought a new mac and didn't have a firewall and antivirus installed from the first second. So, they're not virus-proof, there is just less out there compared to Windows.

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Nuvi 350, GPS Map 76CX

Just curious

GC0110 wrote:

...or so it seems. Maybe it's just the clutter on the computer that is taking a toll, who knows. I still like my Mac, and find it far easier to use than Windows.

As for viruses, I've gotten two, each time when I first bought a new mac and didn't have a firewall and antivirus installed from the first second. So, they're not virus-proof, there is just less out there compared to Windows.

I've been using Mac's for almost 25 years and have purchased 9 new systems and have never had a virus.

Could you describe how it affected your Mac and what you did to get it? Everything I've read and heard, there has never been a Mac OSX virus.

There are however instances where within an e-mail a virus has been passed from PC users to unsuspecting Mac users who send it off to other PC users. That's the reason I use ClamX, to protect my friends that use PC's. And it did find a virus within an e-mail and quarantined it, but did no harm to my system.

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If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else. - Yogi Berra

be careful

Last Mrk wrote:

I've been using Mac's for almost 25 years and have purchased 9 new systems and have never had a virus.

Could you describe how it affected your Mac and what you did to get it? Everything I've read and heard, there has never been a Mac OSX virus.

There are however instances where within an e-mail a virus has been passed from PC users to unsuspecting Mac users who send it off to other PC users. That's the reason I use ClamX, to protect my friends that use PC's. And it did find a virus within an e-mail and quarantined it, but did no harm to my system.

Don't be so foolish to think that just because Apple made it, that it is impervious to viruses and other security issues.

Apple can no longer hide under the veil of "unpopularity".

Take as proof some recent vulnerabilities and major concerns on the iOS:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38540754/ns/technology_and_scien...

Security breach gives complete access to iPhone
iPhone and iPod Touch running iOS4 — and any iPad — could be exploited

http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2010/05/new-research-revea...

New research reveals troubling security issues for iPhones

I find it funny that Mac users feel like they're invulnerable to viruses and such. I run Ubuntu and I still have an anti-virus.

Just because you don't run Windows does not mean you're not at risk.

What's worse, Apple's approach to security is slow and always a step behind. There were security holes in the past that took months, if not years for Apple to address, after they were identified.

Apple machines have been the first to fall in hacking contests to hackers gaining full control of their machines in the last few hacking contests.

Enjoy your Mac. smile

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Viruses on a PC?

rkaufmann87 wrote:

They're not infallible but at least we have zero virus's to worry about and don't have to run Antivirus software.

Sorry to be the one that got away here, but I have been a PC user since 1993. I remember trying out Windows 3.0 when it was first released as an "add-on GUI" to DOS, then 3.1, 3.11, 95, 98, 98SE, 2kPro, and XP home and pro.

I have never had a virus personally, but have repaired multiple PC's that did.

In all cases, it was because the user went to a site that he should NEVER have gone to to begin with, such as someone redirecting a password change for their bank account, suggesting an upgrade to anti-virus software that the user has never heard of, and doesnt have but went there anyway, or the other biggy....going to a porn site.

I have anti-virus software and a hardware firewall, but the only thing I have ever been warned about was a false positive where the AV software warned me about LEGITIMATE software.

Macs are vulnerable also, usually only through a malicious VB script (A Microshaft language..) in an e-mail. Usually all it causes is an annoying and easily repairable incident.

For those of us that want a FULL, instead of a lackluster representation of a range of available software, we take the risk and use PC's and just be careful where we go and avoid the viruses.

At least I do......It has worked for me for 17 years!

Thanks for the headsup

Just updated Safari to 5.0.1
Thanks,

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Alan-Garmin c340

Back in the day....

rkaufmann87 wrote:

we take the risk and use PC's and just be careful where we go and avoid the viruses.

My first 8 years of PC use were sans A/V software. Didn't catch a thing. I don't surf relentlessly and I know social engineering tricks and where to avoid. (Internet Explorer comes to mind...) Working in I/T does help wink

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