Bad news for Tiger users? v.Widgets

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  1. Icedog

    Icedog New Member

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    I really hope Apple gets this sorted out quick.


    http://it.slashdot.org/it/05/05/08/2131208.shtml?tid=172&tid=179&tid=3
     
  2. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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  3. Jack Imhoff

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    You beat me to it..I was just going to post this. I might not use Safari now until this is addressed. :hs:
     
  4. IcyHot4Life

    IcyHot4Life Str8 Ballin'

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    not good, but most of the savvy users will have already disabled auto-opening of "safe" downloads, after the help viewer exploit from some months ago :noes:
     
  5. IcyHot4Life

    IcyHot4Life Str8 Ballin'

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    :uh: just turn off auto-opening of "safe" files.. I'm sure apple will change safari's behavior soon
     
  6. turbo91

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    :werd: it's a horrible default setting.
     
  7. IcyHot4Life

    IcyHot4Life Str8 Ballin'

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    couldn't agree more :hsd:
     
  8. NCTRNL

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    I use Firefox Mac. I don't like Safari at all. It doesn't surprise me that something like that would happen though...
     
  9. Devoidarex

    Devoidarex Rexversusu v.2.0

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    What is it that you don't like about Safari? Is it too fast for you? Too stable for you?
     
  10. acabrera

    acabrera Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.

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    What I don't get is how safari bitches before downloading anything unless it's a zip file and then it auto installs any contained widgets. It's retarded.
     
  11. turbo91

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    It's a typical Microsoftesque move. Give the illusion of security, but open the door for anything that will benefit your own technologies...ActiveX is the classic example. Hopefully Apple doesn't fuck it up that bad.
     
  12. jackjohnson

    jackjohnson simple as something nobody knows OT Supporter

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    i was a big time FF fan when I had a pc. still love ff to death but decided to give safari a try. i have no problems with it. there are some minor things I dislike about it, but there are some things I like about it more than ff.
     
  13. Rev. Johnny Vegas

    Rev. Johnny Vegas Rectal Ventriloquist

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    But its not the saavy users that you have to worry about getting burned by this. Apple should know that you always build security, etc., to the lowest common denominator.
     
  14. IcyHot4Life

    IcyHot4Life Str8 Ballin'

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    yeah, it's tough in this case because you have people that don't know what to do with a downloaded file on one hand, and on the other you have potential for malware to be executed. The real problem here is apple's defintion of "safe" files, which includes .zip files.... wtf. Their definitions need to change to keep functionality, but increase security.
     

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