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  • BEWARE! Safari Vulnerability Discovered in OS X and Windows
    Beware Safari and OmniWeb users - you are not safe while browsing the web. Brian Masternbrook has discovered a vulnerability in Safari that will allow malicious sites to hop into your computer and read whatever files they want on your hard drive.

    This major security threat has been acknowledged by Apple and is known to effect Safari on both Leopard and Windows. At this time Apple has not commented on when a fix will be released. The threat also extends further for OS X users by simply slicking a link in their mail, IMs, etc.

    Fortunately Masternbrook listed out some simple steps you can take to protect yourself.

    For OS X users other browsers like FireFox or Camino are safe to use. You can however fix Safari.
    1. Download and install the RCDefaultApp preference pane, following the included instructions.
    2. Open System Preferences and choose the Default Applications option.
    3. Select the "URLs" tab in the window that appears.
    4. Choose the "feed" URL type from the column on the left, and choose a different application or the "disabled" option.
    5. Repeat the previous step for the "feeds" and "feedsearch" URL types.


    Windows users DO NOT USE SAFARI
    This article was originally published in forum thread: BEWARE! Safari Vulnerability Discovered in OS X and Windows started by Cody Overcash View original post