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Mac Exploit For Safari Hole

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Software code that can exploit a hole in Apple's Safari Web browser was added to a popular hacking tool on Feb. 22, raising the risks of attack for Apple Mac users.

 

Malicious hackers could set up a Web page, and then use Metasploit to trigger the Safari hole on the systems of Mac users who visited the site, he said.

 

Anti-virus software and vulnerability tracking companies said the Safari hole is very severe or "critical" for users of Apple systems running Mac OS X.

 

However, the hole does not affect the more than 90 percent of computer users running non-Mac systems.

 

Symantec advised Safari users to turn off the "Open 'safe' files after downloading" feature on the Web browser and review an Apple document on safely handling files downloaded from the Internet.

 

 

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