Apple releases Safari 12 for owners of macOS Sierra & High Sierra

“Apple on Monday launched Safari 12 for its two most recent Mac operating systems, Sierra and High Sierra, primarily improving security and privacy,”Roger Fingas reports for AppleInsider.

“The updated browser, for example, blocks social media buttons or embedded content from tracking cross-site browsing without permission, and makes it harder for advertisers to identify individual Macs,” Fingas reports. “It will also suggest strong passwords when creating or updating an account, and can flag reused ones.”

Fingas reports, “Users can now see a website’s icon in each tab, making it less confusing to switch.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Note: Safari 12.0 is available via the Mac App Store in the Updates tab.

6 Comments

  1. Ah so is this finally the beginning of the end for support of operating systems before Sierra? Nice. I hear up to a quarter of all Macs will be running retired El Capitan operating systems once Mojave is released and probably many of those machines are not upgradeable past El Capitan.

  2. Hope Safari 12 deals with the persistent cookie problem, those “super cookies” that just don’t go away.

    Used to be able to delete them and watch them disappear, but now they come back.

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