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Disabling "open safe files" is NOT a band-aid
Authored by: PCheese on Dec 09, '09 12:49:01AM

It's important that people understand that the quarantine system and disabling the "open safe files" mechanism protect you from different things.

Turning off "automatically open safe files after downloading" does NOT eliminate the risk of turning off the quarantine system. Nothing that is caught by quarantine is considered safe, so Safari should *never* attempt to open quarantined files via that mechanism. The quarantine option is completely separate and meant to protect you from other attack vectors.

Oh, I might as well say it outright: it's true, this hint is a security risk. =)

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