May 22, 2004

Security Flaw Patched by Apple

As expected, Apple has posted the fix for the security flaw. You can install it by using the Software Update feature in your System Preferences. Let me know if you need help.

May 19, 2004

Mac Security Flaw Surfaces

A serious security flaw in Mac OS X showed up today. Mac OS 9 users are not affected. It could allow unscrupulous webmasters the ability to delete your home folder and everything in it just by visiting a webpage.

For now web browsing could be dangerous.


Apple will issue a fix soon. Not sure when.

There is a band-aid fix available. Email me if you want it and I will attach it or come over and install it. Here is the link to the fix file if you want to do it yourself:

Create a dummy user just for web browsing and don't run your web browsers from your main account.

May 18, 2004

Another Mac Trojan Horse Rides into Town

There is a Mac Trojan Horse that will erase your home folder in OS X. But unless you download and launch the file that says it will install Microsoft Office for free you won't suffer from it. Looks like a no brainer to avoid.

Remember, if you are unsure about an email or download, give me a call or email and we'll check it out.