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Apple's Widgets vulnerable?

Posted on Tuesday, May 10 2005 @ 17:53:16 CEST by


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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Re: Apple's Widgets vulnerable?
by Anonymous on Tuesday, May 10 2005 @ 21:27:11 CEST
I was going to buy Tiger over the weekend. I will hold off now until this vulnerability is fixed!



 

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