Has a Firmware Update Stopped Safari from Crashing?

I wrote a post a year ago talking about my frustration with iPhone’s Safari app crashing. To my surprise, a lot of you were experiencing the same issue with the browser suddenly closing while loading a website.

Recently, though, a couple people left comments on that article saying Safari hasn’t crashed since the new firmware update 2.2.1. I’ve been paying attention, and I realize iPhone’s Safari app hasn’t crashed on me in a long time either.

Looking at the traffic reports for this site, the visitors to my original article on Safari crashing have decreased by half, probably because people aren’t searching for the problem on Google anymore.

Does Safari still crash on your iPhone?

Beware of Web Dialing via iPhone’s Safari Browser

iPhone’s web dialing feature — that is, the ability to tap a phone number from within the Safari browser in order to call it — poses a potential security problem, warned research firm SPI Labs.

In a blog post from the SPI Laboratory, one researcher said iPhone’s web dialing feature could “be exploited by attackers to perform various attacks,” including:

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