Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Wired News: Dashboard Leaves Macs Vulnerable

Wired News: Dashboard Leaves Macs Vulnerable: "A security hole in Dashboard could expose users of Apple Computer's new Tiger operating system to attack, and may put personal information like passwords and credit card data at risk.
A new feature of Mac OS X Tiger, Dashboard is a suite of simple programs called widgets that often access information on the internet. Tiger comes preloaded with 14 widgets, including a world clock, a dictionary and a weather station.
For the convenience of users, most widgets automatically install themselves. But experts fear any program that auto-installs is ripe for exploitation."

Read the article for more details suggesting Dashboard wasn't well designed.

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