Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Oct 2010 21:02 UTC
Mac OS X It's one of those days again. A supposed security threat appears, and the internet loses its collective brain and starts panicking like Alpha and Omega's kingdom come. This time around, it's a trojan horse thing (it's a trojan, worm, and root kit all in one, though) that targets Mac OS X and Windows. As it turns out, though, the threat this thing poses is not very large (at this point in time).
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Google Chrome immune?
by patrix on Thu 28th Oct 2010 03:54 UTC
patrix
Member since:
2006-05-21

Not gonna test it, but I know for a fact that Chrome prevents installation of stuff by Java applets or other means on websites.

IronFox (a secured version of Firefox for the Mac) has the same thing, since both Chrome and IronFox use the Mac OS X Sandbox.

More apps should do this!

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RE: Google Chrome immune?
by Matzon on Thu 28th Oct 2010 05:37 in reply to "Google Chrome immune?"
Matzon Member since:
2005-07-06

if http://lwjgl.org/applet/ runs, then chrome can't block it.

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RE[2]: Google Chrome immune?
by patrix on Thu 28th Oct 2010 05:45 in reply to "RE: Google Chrome immune?"
patrix Member since:
2006-05-21

not sure about that, cuz the company I work for has a VPN thing, starts by running a Java applet that tries to install something in /Applications (a Java app). Took me a while to figure out why it never installed - I was using Chrome and Chrome would block the actual installation on the system, even though the initial applet would run/download.

(FWIW, I refused the applet you linked, have no idea what it is lol)

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