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Apple rolls out Safari 8.0.1, 7.1.1 and 6.2.1 with security fixes, Firefox data import [u]

Apple on Wednesday pushed out a batch of updates for its flagship Safari Web browser with security patches, fixes for iCloud issues and improvements like the ability to import data from Firefox.




Three weeks after issuing the last Safari beta seeds to developers, Apple released three browser version updates with improvements to overall usability, stability and security.

Among the bug fixes are two resolutions for iCloud-related syncing issues, the first being a problem that prevented browsing history from being synced if iCloud Drivewas not turned, and a second issue that prevented saved passwords from being autofilled after two devices are registered with iCloud Keychain.

A number of security patches are also incorporated into today's builds. According to Apple's Support website, Safari 8.0.1, 7.1.1 and 6.2.1 address three WebKit vulnerabilities that could result in remote data harvesting or UI spoofing when visiting a malicious webpage.

Performance enhancements include WebGL graphics rendering on Macs with Retina displays, while users of Mozilla's Firefox browser can now import usernames and passwords directly into Safari.

Safari 8.0.1 for OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Safari 7.1.1 for OS X 10.9 Mavericks and Safari 6.2.1 for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion are all free downloads available via the Software Update mechanism.

Update: Apple has silently pulled the latest Safari update.