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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You don't have to go to that kind of trouble. Just alias "rm" to "rm -i". Also it's difficult to run a script like that disguised as a jpg or something to that effect because it is not executable. If you can't open a picture because it is not executable you know there is a problem and joe user would have a tough time trying to figure out how to make it executable.

Edited 2006-02-22 05:33

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