Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Feb 2006 17:59 UTC
Mac OS X "[Last week], we reported on a Trojan horse for Mac OS X that is just like the entry for Earth in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in that it is mostly harmless. A new vulnerability targeted at Apple's home-grown web browser, Safari, is another matter entirely. A German security firm appears to have been the first to discover the Safari flaw, which allows for shell scripts to be executed after clicking a link."
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RE: This IS serious for John Doe
by mallard on Tue 21st Feb 2006 21:43 UTC in reply to "This IS serious for John Doe "
mallard
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2006-01-06

You could make sure that you always right-click/ctrl-click and "Open with >" any files you download from the internet. That will make sure that they are not .zips in disguise.

Also I believe that the "runs straight from .zip" vulnerability only affects Apples unzip utility, so if you use Stuffit Expander, you should be safe(r).

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