Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Jun 2008 11:13 UTC
Mac OS X On OSNews, we try to steer away from speaking of specific security incidents, trojans, or viruses, unless they are in one way or the other special, or very influential. Over the course of the past 12 months or so, many incidents concerning Mac security arose, but most, if not all, were lemons: they required the user to actively enter his administrator password, or to manually launch the malicious program. In my book, these cases do not constitute as serious breaches of security, and hence, OSNews ignored them. However, a new security breach has been making rounds around the internet lately, which does pose a serious breach in security.
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Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

So what is the security vulnerability? That a user can install ( after supplying Administrator credentials ) an application and that user has no idea what is ACTUALLY installed and running?


There's no nice way to say this, so, uhm... READ THE GODDAMN ARTICLE. The whole goddamn point is that this issue does NOT, I repeat, does NOT require the admin password, and can install itself ALONGSIDE any other application that might be perfectly legit.

GET IT? It's ALL in the article.

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OMRebel Member since:
2005-11-14

Modded your post down due to your inability to express your thoughts without resorting to swearing.

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beowuff Member since:
2006-07-26

Modded your post up due to your inability to express your thoughts without resorting to swearing.

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