Posted by Deren Smith on 12 May 2005
A forthcoming update to Apple’s Mac OS X 10.4 "Tiger" operating system will reportedly plug a hole in the company’s new Dashboard application that allows potentially malicious widgets to auto-install on a user’s system.
The fix is believed to be one of over three dozen expected in Apple’s Mac OS X 10.4.1 Update. According to rumors, the update, code-named "Atlanta," could see a release as early as the end of the week. After installing the update, sources say users of the Tiger operating system will be prompted before a widget is downloaded to their hard drive. Currently, Tiger possess a vulnerability where potentially dangerous or annoying widgets can be downloaded onto a hard drive and installed without the user’s knowledge or consent.