Hunting and phishing
When Safari was first released, Apple touted the new browser as a secure alternative to Internet Explorer. As with all Internet Explorer alternatives, Safari's lack of native support for ActiveX controls does provide users with some protection, and its strong anti-phishing filters are also a plus.
But security is not Safari's strong point. Unfortunately, 26 separate vulnerabilities have been announced since March 2008, one-third of which would allow complete system access. Plus, there simply isn't a lot of security granularity to Safari. Security-minded users will have to decide if Safari's poor cipher support, lack of security zones, and absence of enterprise features for mass deployment and control can be overcome by its aesthetic benefits.