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Old May 9, 2005, 03:01 PM   #1
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Mac malware door creaks open




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Old May 9, 2005, 03:12 PM   #2
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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?
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Old May 9, 2005, 04:45 PM   #3
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The solution is very very very simple. Do not automaticaly copy widgets into your ~/Libary/Widgets. Simple.
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Old May 9, 2005, 06:34 PM   #4
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anyone wanna take bets when apple will release a fix for this
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Old May 9, 2005, 06:43 PM   #5
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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?
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Old May 9, 2005, 07:13 PM   #6
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Firefox wins again
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Old May 9, 2005, 07:50 PM   #7
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Well...

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

http://news.zdnet.co.uk/internet/sec...9197788,00.htm
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Old May 9, 2005, 08:01 PM   #8
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Maybe they win the battle, but definitely not the war:

http://news.zdnet.co.uk/internet/sec...9197788,00.htm

doh! Must you go and knock me down a peg with your "logic" and "facts"
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Old May 9, 2005, 10:30 PM   #9
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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
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anyone wanna take bets when apple will release a fix for this
I'll give it a week tops.
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Old May 10, 2005, 02:05 PM   #11
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apple drops the ball

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.
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Old May 11, 2005, 01:05 PM   #12
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easy workaround

As the original site points out, just disable the "Automatically open 'safe' files after download" in Safari preferences.
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