Flaw Found in Safari for Windows

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A flaw in Apple's Safari browser for Windows could be exploited by hackers in a bid to steal personal information from web surfers, says an open source software developer.

According to Brian Mastenbrook, the flaw can only be exploited when Safari interacts with RSS feeds.

"Safari ... is vulnerable to an attack that allows a malicious web site to read files on a user's hard drive without user intervention," Mastenbrook said in a blog.

Mastenbrook, who also says that Mac OS X 10.5 users are also affected, even if they are not using the Safari browser, advises users to switch browsers until Apple issues a release for the bug.

This story, "Flaw Found in Safari for Windows" was originally published by PC Advisor (UK).

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