Step By Step Instructions
Open your browser and click on the little star icon in the top right hand corner of the browser window.
Then you will want to click on preferences.
A window will open with 10 tabs. Make sure you are in the General tab. Once you’re in the general tab look for”Homepage”and the “Set To Current Page” button. You can change your default search engine to whatever you desire.
No we are not talking about a trip to Africa to see the lions and the elephants. We are looking at the Safari web browser, and examining its history and development, as well as its usability and security features. Until very recently, in fact, right up until 1997, Apple Macintosh computers were made with the web browser Cyberdog, and the web browser Netscape Navigator, however, later on Internet explorer for Mac was also included as a default web browser. What happened was that Apple entered into a five year agreement with Microsoft, and the result was that their web browser became part of the Apple computers setup. Microsoft released various versions of the internet explorer for mac. If you go back and count, you will see that they released three versions. This was done for the MAC OS 8 and MAC OS 9. However, Netscape navigator was still included, this was included to serve as a possible alternative, in the event that the user preferred it. Microsoft eventually released a version of internet explorer for mac, which was called MAC OS X. This was then included as a default browser. But as we know all too well, in the world of software, things develop and develop fast. In 2003, Steve Jobs had an announcement to make. And what was his announcement? He announced that Apple in fact had developed their very own browser. This browser was called Safari. They released it on 7 January 2003. A few versions followed afterward, until version 1.0 was released in June 2003. It was included with internet explorer as the default browser for Mac. In 2005, Safari was included with Mac as the only default browser. Apple released various improved versions of Safari. In January 2010 they released the final stable version of Safari 2. This version addressed many layout and usage issues. It was the last version to be released until 2012.
They have already blocked certain versions of Flash and versions of Java. In 2008, a competition was held in Vancouver, British Columbia at a security conference. An attempt was made to exploit Safari and the attempt was successful. MAC OS X was the first OS to be successfully hacked in a hacking competition. Competition entrants were tasked with having to compete with each other to find a way to read the file contents of a file that was on the user’s desktop. They had to achieve this in one of three operating systems. The three operating systems were; Mac OS X Leopard, also there was Windows Vista SP1, and finally there was Ubuntu7.10. The first day of the competition was exclusively for network attacks. The second day of the competition, entrants were allowed to physically touch the computers, an entrant by the name of Charlie Miller managed to compromise the Mac OS X. He did this via a vulnerability that was unpatched. This vulnerability was found in the PCRE library that Safari uses. However, the entrant Charlie Miller was well aware of this vulnerability before he even entered the competition. He didn’t announce his intention, but he did work at exploiting this vulnerability from before the start of the conference. This is however quite the norm for this type of competition, so it was quite acceptable. This vulnerability, once identified, was then patched up by Safari. This flaw, among other flaws, was then patched up. In 2009, the same individual did it again. He hacked into a Mac by completing another successful exploit. He again acknowledged that he had prior knowledge of the flaw, and worked at exploiting it. He acknowledged that he had done much research on the topic, and that was how he had been able to do it. A patch for this exploit was later released by Apple.