What exactly is "dashboardadvisoryd" advising?

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

  1. Snide macrumors 6502a


    Apr 12, 2005
    Every so often, Little Snitch gives the following alert:


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

    Jul 7, 2006
    The weather? I would assume is a widget that gets info off the internet.
  3. Sayer macrumors 6502a


    Jan 4, 2002
    Austin, TX
    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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