Re: MacDefender / Safari issue
- From: Paul Sture <paul.nospam@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 02 Jun 2011 19:05:03 +0200
In article <SalmonEgg-0E7752.08340229052011@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Salmon Egg <SalmonEgg@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I extracted this partial quote and I apologize if I have it wrong.Michelle Steiner <michelle@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Alan Browne <alan.browne@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:It still needs the user to click on 'OK' first though.
FWIW, most of the scaremongering about this malware has been propagated
by our friendly Intego. Not a source I have much trust in myself.
FWIW, I think it's probably time for Apple to remove the 'Open Safe
Files' option altogether now. I always found it annoying anyway, as I'd
sometimes be downloading a few updates at once, and keep having to
dismiss the dialogues. It's been disabled on my system for a long time
What prevents the malicious source from making OK or cancel from doing
things other than CANCEL? Moreover, OK is usually ambiguous. There are
too many well meaning sites with dialog boxes for which you do not know
exactly what will happen. They can range from you acknowledging that
you read the message to installations or other big deals.
One big complaint of mine about this Trojan horse is that CANCEL merely
gets you back to where you were and sets up an endless loop.
You basically cannot trust any of it. Back in the 1990s there was joke
Windows program floating around the net which demonstrated this quite
well. All the standard buttons did something other than what they said,
and that included the minimize, maximize and close icons too.
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