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Use Mail as a last-gasp frozen Finder repair helper
Authored by: r00st3r on Aug 14, '07 12:02:51PM

This is a huge security hole on par with the swiss cheese software produced by microsoft called internet explorer and outlook/outlook express.
All a malicious person has to do is figure out how to script this and then email it to a Mail.app user. Next thing you know, Address Book's in Mac land are being harvested, spammed and sent "purty wee packages" of self replicating malware. It may sound doom and gloom, but this sort of access is ideal for malware.



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Use Mail as a last-gasp frozen Finder repair helper
Authored by: Anonymous on Aug 14, '07 12:45:51PM

How is this a "huge security hole"? Attachments can't automatically open.



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Use Mail as a last-gasp frozen Finder repair helper
Authored by: ParadisePete on Aug 14, '07 12:56:54PM
This is a huge security hole on par with the swiss cheese software produced by microsoft called internet explorer and outlook/outlook express. All a malicious person has to do is figure out how to script this and then email it to a Mail.app user.

Chicken Little, If "all" you have to do is get a script to run, this "huge security hole" is irrelevant. If the script is running it can already do all sorts of things.

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