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Monday, May 24, 2004

John Gruber continues to post informative updates on the security hole situation. [And he promises that this post will be his definitive one, updated in the future as needed.] His opinion is that a sufficient fix at the moment is:
  • Install Apple's "Security update 2004-05-24" (confusingly, this update was actually released on 2004-05-21)
  • disable "disk:", "disks:" and "afp:" URI handlers (this does not stop you from, e.g. mounting AppleShare volumes normally)
  • set the "ftp:" URI handler to anything except the Finder (e.g., Interarchy)
I expect we'll see another fix from Apple within a day or two.


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