Apple releases Safari 5.1.7

Apple today released Safari 5.1.7 which contains improvements to performance, stability, compatibility, and security, including changes that:

• Improve the browser’s responsiveness when the system is low on memory
• Fix an issue that could prevent webpages from responding after using a pinch to zoom gesture
• Fix an issue that could affect websites using forms to authenticate users
• Disable versions of Adobe Flash Player that do not include the latest security updates and provide the option to get the current version from Adobe’s website.

For more information, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5271.
For detailed information on the security content of this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

Windows: Safari 5.1.7 contains improvements to performance, stability, compatibility, and security, including changes that:

• Improve the browser’s responsiveness when the system is low on memory
• Fix an issue that could affect websites using forms to authenticate users

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

Safari 5.1.7 is available via Software Update and also as a standalone installer.

More info and download link here.

MacDailyNews Take: Snappy!

7 Comments

  1. Can anyone tell me if I should install the update to Flash, which popped up when I went to install the new Safari. ???

    Is this necessary? I’m hesitant because it says I would need to disable temporarily security software. (Huh? Why the ….should I do that??)

  2. Safari has historically used way too much RAM. That 3 GB+ of RAM is used up by a browser is simply absurd – and that’s with the top sites eye candy and cache locked down and inactive.

  3. • Improve the browser’s responsiveness when the system is low on memory

    Fianally!!!!!!!!!!

    Essential, as Safari seems to “leak” memory, eating it all up and then dying on itself.

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