Three interesting things about Apple Safari came out this past week.
- Apple Safari 3.1 passed the Acid 3 test
- Apple Safari running on a Mac was hacked in 2 minutes flat at PWN To OWN and fell in the second round using a default install of Mac OS X software. Even Vista made it to the third round where it was successfully hacked through the Adobe Flash plug-in for IE 7.
- Apple is pushing Safari to Windows users with out their permission.
In my opinion it is great that the Apple Safari team is working very hard to support web standards. However that should be secondary to building a secure browser platform that is going to protect their user base. This should be obvious to every developer with in Apple, because Acid 3 features aren’t currently out on the net, so support isn’t that critical, however browser exploits are out there right now just looking for prey.
Combine all that with Apple pushing Safari out to Windows with out asking for permission from the user of the computer. Windows already has enough problems with security and doesn’t need a new one pushed on it by Apple.Adobe Flash, IE7, OS X, PWN To OWN, Safari, Vista