Dear Apple: Welcome to Windows

Yesterday Apple released a beta version of Safari for Windows. Later the same day, David Maynor released information on six bugs (4 denials of service and 2 remote code execution bugs) that he’d found. What a nice way to welcome a new browser to the Windows platform 🙂
More to the point, this highlights how much things have changed in the Windows security world. It’s hard to write a secure browser. Microsoft has put an enormous amount of energy and effort into securing IE 7 and the components that use it. Are there still security flaws in it? Probably (in fact, almost certainly). However, IE7 is still, literally, years ahead of Safari in that respect. There are no shortcuts to building secure applications, as Apple is now learning.

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