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Apple releases Safari 12 for High Sierra and Sierra, fights Ad-Tracking and increases security

Apple has released Safari 12 for macOS Sierra and Sierra on Monday. It adds several new features, including more advanced password management, web icons in tabs, enhances security and increases Apple's battle against cross-site ad guidance.

Apple's security patch notes for Safari 12 also specify three exploits patched in the update.

Release information for Safari 12

The Safari 12 update is for all MacOS High Sierra users and includes improvements in privacy, compatibility and security. This update:

  • Adds the possibility to view website icons in tabs
  • Automatically suggests and fills a strong, unique password when creating an account or changing a password
  • Flags reuse passwords in Safari preferences
  • Adds support for allowing or blocking pop-ups on specific websites
  • Prevents embedded content and social media buttons from tracking browsers on different sites without permission
  • Suppress retargeting of ads by reducing the ability of advertisers to uniquely identify Mac devices
  • Automatically disables Safari extensions that negatively affect browsing performance
  • Enhances security by supporting only older Safari extensions that have been reviewed by Apple
  • Improves security by ending support for most NPAPI plugins

You can download Safari 12 from Updates in the Mac App Store.

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