PDA

View Full Version : Mac malware door creaks open


MacBytes
May 9, 2005, 02:01 PM
http://www.macbytes.com/images/bytessig.gif (http://www.macbytes.com)

Category: News and Press Releases
Link: Mac malware door creaks open (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20050509150146)

Posted on MacBytes.com (http://www.macbytes.com)
Approved by Mudbug

AtHomeBoy_2000
May 9, 2005, 02:12 PM
http://www.macbytes.com/images/bytessig.gif (http://www.macbytes.com)

Category: News and Press Releases
Link: Mac malware door creaks open (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20050509150146)

Posted on MacBytes.com (http://www.macbytes.com)
Approved by Mudbug

Well that's interesting. I have a feeling that Apple will quickly find a way to correct that problem.

Purhaps require a password to install widgets?

csubear
May 9, 2005, 03:45 PM
The solution is very very very simple. Do not automaticaly copy widgets into your ~/Libary/Widgets. Simple.

mrsebastian
May 9, 2005, 05:34 PM
anyone wanna take bets when apple will release a fix for this ;)

sorryiwasdreami
May 9, 2005, 05:43 PM
The solution is very very very simple. Do not automaticaly copy widgets into your ~/Libary/Widgets. Simple.

Is there a setting for this? If so, can you direct me to it?

dornoforpyros
May 9, 2005, 06:13 PM
Firefox wins again :D

DWKlink
May 9, 2005, 06:50 PM
Firefox wins again :D

Maybe they win the battle, but definitely not the war:

http://news.zdnet.co.uk/internet/security/0,39020375,39197788,00.htm

dornoforpyros
May 9, 2005, 07:01 PM
Maybe they win the battle, but definitely not the war:

http://news.zdnet.co.uk/internet/security/0,39020375,39197788,00.htm


doh! Must you go and knock me down a peg with your "logic" and "facts" :rolleyes:

sord
May 9, 2005, 09:30 PM
Well, my iBook is not affected because its using Panther, and on my iBook and iMac (which is running Tiger) I have auto opening of files disabled after download because honestly it just annoys me. Therefore, problem indirectly solved, no auto widget installations for me :)

Phat_Pat
May 9, 2005, 09:40 PM
anyone wanna take bets when apple will release a fix for this ;)
I'll give it a week tops.

Paul O'Keefe
May 10, 2005, 01:05 PM
way to go apple. I think I'll stay away from OS 10.4 for the time being. This is a major oversight and let's face it... screwup.

jayb2000
May 11, 2005, 12:05 PM
As the original site points out, just disable the "Automatically open 'safe' files after download" in Safari preferences.