In addition to new features, Safari 3.1 tackles security issues

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When Apple released Safari earlier this week, the company added support for some of the newest HTML technologies, but one thing that wasn’t discussed was the number of security fixes that came bundled in the new browser.

If you need another reason to upgrade to a faster, more technologically advanced Web browser, how about the fact that Safari 3.1 fixes 13 security issues. Users of older versions of Safari are still vulnerable, so you should upgrade.

The majority of the issues fixed in Safari 3.1 involved issues that could leave a user visiting a maliciously crafted Web site vulnerable to cross-site scripting. These issues affected Mac OS X 10.4.11, 10.5.2, Windows Vista or XP.

Another issue that has been fixed when visiting a maliciously crafted website may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution.

If you are using Safari 3.1, these issues have all been addressed.

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