How to prevent website from adding themselves to reading list?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by seasurfer, Nov 29, 2014.

  1. seasurfer macrumors 6502a

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    Some websites just add themselves to the reading list automatically. I do not know if it cause any harm or contain any virus or malware. How to prevent it from happening?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    No, it doesn't cause any harm and can't contain malware.

    Macs are not immune to malware, but no true viruses exist in the wild that can run on Mac OS X, and there never have been any since it was released over 12 years ago. The only malware in the wild that can affect Mac OS X is a handful of trojans, which can be easily avoided by practicing safe computing (see below). 3rd party antivirus apps are not necessary to keep a Mac malware-free, as long as a user practices safe computing, as described in the following link.
    Read the What security steps should I take? section of the Mac Virus/Malware FAQ for tips on practicing safe computing.
     
  3. TETENAL macrumors regular

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    I don't think it's possible for a web site to add itself to the Safari reading list.
     

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