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Apple Enables Safari Extensions

Apple on Wednesday released an update to Safari 5 which turns on extensions support akin to what browsers such as Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer have been offering for years.
Prior to joining Kaspersky Lab, Ryan was Editor-at-Large/Security at eWEEK, leading the magazine’s and Web site’s coverage of Internet and computer security issues and managing the popular SecurityWatch blog, covering the daily threats, vulnerabilities and IT security technologies. He also covered IT security, hacker attacks and secure content management topics for Jupiter Media’s internetnetnews.com.
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He had reported the problem to Apple more than a month before, but decided to disclose the vulnerability after he received only automated replies to his e-mailed queries.Like its App Store, it appears that the extension must carry some type of digital signature provided by Apple in order to install. It was not specified though whether this meant that an extension would need to be “approved” in order to be installable in Safari.
Because Google’s Chrome also relies on WebKit, it’s never a surprise when bugs fixed in Safari are reported by security engineers who work for the search giant. Apple credited three of the 15, or 20% of the total, to Google researchers, the same number apparently found by Apple’s own personnel.
Apple last patched Safari in early June when it launched version 5 at its annual developers conference.
Safari 5.0.1 can be downloaded from Apple’s site for Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard), Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. Mac OS X users will be notified of the new version automatically by the operating system’s software update feature, while Windows users already running Safari will be alerted by the Apple Software Update tool.
Apple today also released Safari 4.1.1 for Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger).
Along with the security updates, Apple enabled Safari extensions by default the edition launched last month required users to turn on the feature manually and debuted a collection of more than 100 add-ons Safari users can download and install them from here.

Some useful extensions available right now are:-
  • Twitter Official Extension
  • Ad Block Plus (Yup the same ad blocking extension from Firefox & Chrome)
  • Gmail This
  • MLB.com Toolbar (For baseball fans)
  • Rotten Tomatoes Officail Extension (For movies fans) 
  • Translate
  • Mouse Gestures
  • Reload Button
  • Exposer (Gives preview of all open Safari Tabs so you can find what you are looking for)
  • Alexa Toolbar
  • Comic Sans Be Gone (Replaces all Comic Sans Font to more readable Helvetica ) 
  • New York Times Updates Official

Remember this is just starting as the time passes by the extensions count will go up.

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