Big Mac attack threat
Just when you thought it was safe to run a Mac
along comes a serious security
in OS X. The vulnerability, first reported to Apple in
February, but not made public until this week, already has several
working exploits and is considered by some to be "extremely
critical". With a carefully crafted website, a motivated
individual can install and execute malicious programs and scripts, by
taking advantage of web browsers using the operating system's calls for
handling URLs (paths such as "http:", "ftp:", etc.).
The article provides a workaround for the problem, but Apple has not yet
released a fix.