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[4]: Google Chrome immune?
by patrix on Thu 28th Oct 2010 15:21 UTC 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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RE[5]: Google Chrome immune?
by Matzon on Thu 28th Oct 2010 18:19 in reply to "RE[4]: Google Chrome immune?"
Matzon Member since:
2005-07-06

ohh, interresting... That doesn't happen for me on Windows 7, 64bit, chrome 8

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RE[6]: Google Chrome immune?
by patrix on Fri 29th Oct 2010 06:14 in reply to "RE[5]: Google Chrome immune?"
patrix Member since:
2006-05-21

The sandboxing Chrome uses is an OS X-specific feature...

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