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Safari Downloads Files Without User Consent Putting Desktops at Risk

Safari users could be risking their desktops to get infected with a harmful software as the Web browser does not seek user's permission at the time of downloading resources from Websites in the manner that Internet Explorer and Firefox do, said a security investigator on May 16, 2008.

The Researcher Nitesh Dhanjani at Ernst & Young LLP said that Safari doesn't take the trouble of obtaining the user's permission prior to downloading a file, as reported by ChannelRegister on May 15, 2008.

The browser is at risk whenever it meets to malicious iframes or other harmful scripts, since it is tamed to follow the Website's instructions, including downloading content files each time the html scripts command so. Apple too agreed that if Safari verified with the surfer prior to down...

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