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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RE[2]: Google Chrome immune?
by patrix on Thu 28th Oct 2010 05:45 UTC 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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RE[3]: Google Chrome immune?
by Matzon on Thu 28th Oct 2010 07:54 in reply to "RE[2]: Google Chrome immune?"
Matzon Member since:
2005-07-06

hah, sorry. The applet is a GLGears demo, using java and OpenGL. It needs access because it has native code to access OpenGL.

The fact that you got the "install" dialog, basically proves that Chrome isn't blocking it.

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RE[4]: Google Chrome immune?
by patrix on Thu 28th Oct 2010 15:21 in reply to "RE[3]: Google Chrome immune?"
patrix Member since:
2006-05-21

This time I went ahead and clicked "authorise" and "execute"

Here's the result, background window is Safari, foreground is Chrome:

http://grab.by/76v1

Just as I thought, Chrome blocks anything from installing so the applet can't run. Even if the Java plugin asks me to execute it, Chrome will prevent it from putting anything on the system.

<3 OS X Sandbox

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