Nasty security bug - be careful with mail attachments!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by psonice, Nov 21, 2007.

  1. psonice macrumors 6502a

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    Another nasty bug has been found in leopard that means attachments to emails in apple mail that look like say a jpeg picture is actually a nasty trojan of some sort. It might also affect safari and ichat.

    I've not seen any mention of it being exploited yet, but things can change fast so for now be careful with attachments, and only open them if you're 100% sure it's a genuine email from somebody you know.

    This is actually the same bug that affected tiger a year or two ago by the look of it (yes, the one that got fixed at the time!)

    Original article (with link to an example exploit) here:

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/11/20/leopard_reintroduces_security_vuln/
     
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  3. psonice thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, missed it. Please close the thread somebody.
     

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