As I'm considering moving from Leopard to SL (on my two mid-2007 model macminis), best still hesitating, I'm wondering, now Safari/Firefox/Chrome have ceased to continue supporting their browsers in Leopard, whether there are any alternatives that do continue supporting them (incl security updates etc) - maybe Camino?
Would it be save to use flash video?
Yes, quite safe.
Safari is the fastest and safest browser for OS 10.5 Leopard.
Security of OS X generally:
Security Configuration for Version 10.5 Leopard:
Suggestions for ‘safe surfing’:
1. In Safari Preferences/Security:
Do not check the box 'Allow websites to ask for location information'
Accept Cookies only from sites you visit
Select 'None' for Database storage
From the Safari menu, select 'Block pop-up windows'
2. Do not allow Google to register your interests:
Removal/prevention of Google cookies:
3. Download and install Ghostery from http://www.ghostery.com/
having read about what it does. It prevents you being tracked by outfits like Doubleclick - and there are many. Glims will indicate how many such tracking devices it has blocked: some sites use as many as 15! This Apple site uses one, sometimes two. That will effectively stop unsolicited advertising pop-ups.
4. Do not use a cell phone for any financial transactions. Such phones are simply to easy to lose.
There is no such thing as total internet security, but what I have suggested above will go a long way towards invasive tracking. As regards other aspects of internet security, please read on:
You will find this User Tip on Viruses, Trojan Detection and Removal, as well as general Internet Security and Privacy, useful:
The User Tip (which you are welcome to print out and retain for future reference) seeks to offer guidance on the main security threats and how to avoid them.
More useful information can also be found here: