What exactly is "dashboardadvisoryd" advising?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Snide, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. Snide macrumors 6502a

    Snide

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    #1
    Every so often, Little Snitch gives the following alert:


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    It does this whether Dashboard is running or not. What's the deal?
     
  2. The General macrumors 601

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    The weather? I would assume is a widget that gets info off the internet.
     
  3. Sayer macrumors 6502a

    Sayer

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    Austin, TX
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    It is a background-only app that verifies that Dashboard widgets running on your computer are not modified from those available from Apple.com. Since widgets can load and run "native" program code, the potential exists for a widget to load nefarious code and do Bad Things™ to your computer.

    Deets here: http://www.macworld.com/news/2006/07/07/privacy/index.php
     

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