Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Feb 2006 17:59 UTC
Mac OS X "[Last week], we reported on a Trojan horse for Mac OS X that is just like the entry for Earth in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in that it is mostly harmless. A new vulnerability targeted at Apple's home-grown web browser, Safari, is another matter entirely. A German security firm appears to have been the first to discover the Safari flaw, which allows for shell scripts to be executed after clicking a link."
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Quick Fix
by mdsama on Tue 21st Feb 2006 20:43 UTC
mdsama
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2005-07-08

I checked out macintouch.com and the quickest fix to this vulnerability is to move Terminal.app from /Applications/Utilities/ . I moved mine to /Applications/ and the demo script no longer executes in the terminal but tries to load (and fails) in Preview.app.

(Not saying the vulnerability isn't a real problem etc, just a heads up -- seems to me this is probably a good thing to do if you are to continue using Safari)

Edited 2006-02-21 20:44

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