Apple on this Monday launched Safari 12 for its two most recent MAC operating systems, Sierra and High Sierra, primarily improving security and privacy.
The updated browser, Blocks social media buttons or embedded content from tracking cross-site browsing without permission and makes it hard for advertiser to identify individual Macs. It will also suggest strong passwords when creating or updating an account and can flag reused ones.
Extensions are particular focus, since the updated ends support for legacy items that haven’t been reviewed, by Apple along with most NPAPI (Netscape Plugin application programming interface) Plugin. The software will further disable extensions that are hurting performance.
Other security related touches include the option to block or allow pop-ups on a per site basis, the miscellaneous vulnerability fixes.
The updated browser is available through the software update tool at the Mac App Store. Safari 12 will come pre-installed with macOS Mojave which is arriving on Sept 24.