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This article was published on September 8, 2010

    Safari 5.0.2 released with security patches

    Safari 5.0.2 released with security patches
    Tris Hussey
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    Tris Hussey

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    After the iWeb update from earlier (which just fixed some MobileMe issues), Apple has released Safari 5.0.2 for download:

    This update contains improvements to compatibility and security, including the following:

    • Fixes an issue that could prevent users from submitting web forms
    • Fixes an issue that could cause web content to display incorrectly when viewing a Google Image result with Flash 10.1 installed
    • Establishes an encrypted, authenticated connection to the Safari Extensions Gallery

    For detailed information on the security content of this update, please visit this site:http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

    On the surface it doesn’t appear to be an interesting or important update, but reading the security notes it looks like this update fixes a few security holes that could allow for malicious code execution. Just check for updates from the Apple menu (or wait, you’ll get it eventually), but the Safari 5.0.2 update requires you to restart so make sure you’re ready to do than before you fire it off (like I almost did before writing this article!).