Apple's Widgets vulnerable?

Posted on Tuesday, May 10 2005 @ 17:53 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The new Dashboard widgets feature in Apple's Mac OS 10.4 has a potential security vulnerability. It seems that it is rather simple to create and install potential malicious widgets.
Despite these concerns, Stephan said he thinks Apple has done an all-right job in protecting its users from malicious widgets, although he did suggest that Apple rethink its logic behind the auto-install process in Dashboard and give users a way in which to remove widgets easily, preferably outside the Dashboard layer.
More details at eWeek

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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Re: Apple's Widgets vulnerable?
by Anonymous on Tuesday, May 10 2005 @ 21:27 CEST
I was going to buy Tiger over the weekend. I will hold off now until this vulnerability is fixed!