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Apple Plugs Security Hole in Windows Version of Safari

Customers of Apple's latest Windows version of Safari web browser can relax, as a patch has recently been issued that plugged a month-old security flaw that had exposed users to a supposed "carpet bomb" attack.

Though Apple's latest Windows version of Safari 3.1.2 Web browser patches few flaws, the best-known fix in the security holes is one that first revealed on May 15 by Security Expert Nitesh Dhanjani.

Dhanjani said that the particular flaw in Safari browser permitted a malevolent site to "carpet bomb" a customer's default download directory with a spate of downloads, without the permission of customer, as reported by internetnews on June 20, 2008

The flaw was so critical that Microsoft had to release a warning to its users in May 2008. The v...

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