Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Feb 2006 13:05 UTC
Mac OS X The weak point in Apple's Mac OS X operating system is apparently worse than originally thought. In addition to attacks via the Safari web browser, Apple Mail also executes scripts without asking in certain circumstances. It suffices to disguise a script with the ending "jpg" and assign the Terminal application for opening it. If this script is then sent in the AppleDouble format as an attachment, the information is passed along so that the recipient's system also opens it with the Terminal. Apple Mail displays the attachment with a JPG file symbol, but when users click on it, the script executes within Terminal without further prompting. Update: Heise is right.
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RE[3]: Mac head
by Al2001 on Wed 22nd Feb 2006 20:22 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Mac head"
Al2001
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2005-07-06

Presumably the other 40% of time spent with your PC was spent calculating the time you spent doing things 60% of the time?

Seems to me you should spend more of that time claculating where this obsession of yours comes from.

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