Tom Olzak

Lion eats a Trojan…

In apple, Application Security, Computers and Internet, OS X Lion, Safari on September 28, 2011 at 14:21

If you’re a Mac user, you’ve probably grown complacent about security from time to time.  However, criminals are starting to go after you… me included.  In a recent CSO online article, George Hulme writes about two OS X Trojans that made the news this week.  In addition, he writes about a vulnerability Mac users who still aren’t using Firefox have in their Safari browsing experience:

“It’s those users that keep their standard system settings that are at the greatest risk, Intego says. Because the Safari browser is set to consider installer packages as safe (those files with a .phg or .mpky extension) it will automatically launch after download if their settings aren’t changed from the default. Intego advises users remove those settings.”

Following graphic shows the Safari setting in Snow Leopard.

Uncheck this box!

I guess it’s time for less Windows-bashing and a little more attention to Mac security…

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