Mac under attack?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by BFG, Jan 13, 2007.

  1. BFG macrumors member

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  2. Queso macrumors G4

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    It's a genuine security flaw. The Open Safe files tick box in Safari is the first thing you should turn off. Every security issue with Safari has involved it.

    General tab in the Preferences. Where it says Open "safe" files after downloading, untick, and this goes away.
     
  3. BFG thread starter macrumors member

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    ok thanks for that - it looks like i had mine off anyway.
    With this huge uptake of macs, i hope hackers dont turn on us mac users!
     
  4. clevin macrumors G3

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  5. Queso macrumors G4

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    The Secunia website doesn't list any Safari advisories for 2007. This is the one from the end of November I think.
     
  6. MajorTom macrumors member

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    If you downloaded malicious code which needed access to 'important' system files to wreak its havok wouldnt you still be asked for your password ?
     
  7. clevin macrumors G3

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    u dont need password to do some damage, system files are not the only ones that are important.
     
  8. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    A new variation was found.
     
  9. Queso macrumors G4

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    Good find. Thanks.
     
  10. emptyCup macrumors 65816

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    While your at it turn off Autofill as well.
     

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