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.