Update to Safari 12.0

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Update to Safari 12.0

Postby roberts735 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:49 am

I used the latest updated Adblock on the new version of Safari but I cannot confirm it D/L'd nor where it is if it did...?

Your site suggests it should work- but where is it?
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Re: Update to Safari 12.0

Postby mrmacfixit » Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:03 am

I updated to Safari 12.0 this evening.
This is an update in which Apple ceased supporting NPAPI extensions.
Consequently, Safari deleted Adblock Plus from the extension location

Your site currently offers a version of Adblock Plus, for Safari, that is no long supported by Apple/Safari.

Any plans for an update?

Thanks

Peter
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Re: Update to Safari 12.0

Postby sbell » Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:40 am

Hello Guys!

Thanks for reaching out to us! Yes, the updated version of Adblock Plus is now available in the App Store https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/adblock ... ls=1&mt=12. Please install and let us know if you have any questions!

Thanks
Shannon
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Re: Update to Safari 12.0

Postby acousticart » Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:43 am

I am confused by this update which seems to place two extensions in Safari 12.0, same icon but one is called just "adblock plus" and the other is called "adblock plus icon". Adblock plus icon permissions state;
Web page contents
Can read sensitive information from web pages, including passwords, phone numbers, and credit cards on:
* all web pages

Browsing History
Can see when you visit:
* all web pages

Whereas Adblock plus permissions state;
“Adblock Plus” does not have permission to read or transmit content from any web pages.
You can't uninstall Adblock Plus Icon without uninstalling the the app from the finder. There seems to be a security issue here. Please advise!
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Re: Update to Safari 12.0

Postby curious8 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:08 am

Hey acoustic art (Don), same exact problems and thoughts. Updated to Safari 12.0 today, it deleted old Adblock from extensions. Found "Adblock Plus For Safari" with release date of today (Sep 19, 2018) in App Store so I dowloaded and installed it.
PROBLEMS:
1. Have no idea where the extension lives nor how to access it in order to customize.
2. Can't figure out how to add button to Safari toolbar (was super easy to do on old Adblock).
3. SCARY to read that Adblock Plus Icon can read my sensitive info (passwords, credit cards, browsing history, etc.) - big NO, NO.

Any clarification would be much appreciated.
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Re: Update to Safari 12.0

Postby sbell » Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:13 am

Hello!

Thanks for reaching out! You are correct, the latest version has two separate extensions. One enables ad blocking and the other is an optional toolbar icon with elevated permissions. The elevated permissions are used to read the URL of a current webpage to hand off tasks like whitelisting. We assure you we do not store or collect any credit card or password data. You do have the option to turn off the toolbar icon, in the main app's preferences. Feel free to contact us here or reach out via support@adblockplus.org , if you have further questions.

Thanks
Shannon
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