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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Not entirely uncritical
by ma_d on Tue 21st Feb 2006 21:44 UTC
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It's often considered that user problems are no big deal. However, all it'd have to do is attach some form of monitoring program into a startup file (say ~/.bashrc or the like). Then you'd have Mac spyware. Spyware, unlike most virii, doesn't want admin access (unless it needs it for what it really wants).

Anyway, I imagine Ars is right, this should be an easy fix, and I'd say demand it by Friday, absolutely no later.

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