Safari Is Slipping

Whether we like it or not, even the famed Safari browser is showing its “holes” to the world at large. So what should Apple users be using for safe browsing instead the default browser? I would suggest Firefox. Even though it also has been shown to yield its fair share of “holes” in the provided security, it’s still a better browser than Safari by light years.

Aside from this, I believe there is a larger lesson here. I see this as a reminder that each Web browser offers strengths as well as weaknesses that need to be examined and good practices reevaluated. Perhaps the way we place our trust in the popular Web browsers needs to be re-thought? I am beginning to lean this way, but am also interested in what you think on this matter.

[tags]Web browser, Firefox ,Safari, internet explorer[/tags]

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  • http://www.eyejot.com David Geller

    Safari for Windows is a beta product and is not meant to be compared to FF or IE7 in their released forms. Has everyone forgotten what beta means? Apple appears to have released Safari specifically to support the expected massive community of iPhone users that will want to test their custom web-based apps when the device is released in a few weeks. Just like with iTunes, iPhone’s success will depend on attracting a large audience of Windows users.

    But to fault Apple for having bugs in Safari for the PC at this early stage seems unfair. If you’re happy with FF or IE – more power to you. But, if you need to test your stuff so it runs well on the iPhone, you’ll need to use Safari on either a PC or, preferably, OS X.

  • marc klink

    I don’t think it is Safari slipping, as much as the developers underestimated the task of using a browser designed for OS X on Windows. There is a new article on Betanews, which shows that when closely observed, there were function calls going to the operating system that were not being answered. This is neither the fault of Apple or MS, but, on balance, I’d side with Apple here as it is built on BSD, whereas any revision of Windows by now is a pile of spaghetti code trying to be stacked too high. As I’ve stated before, if MS really wanted to break out, and make good its stupid claims of the near invincibilty of its OS, Vista would not share one line of code with XP or anything before.

  • frank

    just out of curisoity what do you think of opera? iuse it off and on and find it seems to be one of the more secure!