October 3, 2001

Security hole in Internet Explorer for OS X

Author: JT Smith

Macintouch is reporting that the copy of Internet Explorer bundled with Mac OS X 10.1 has a way of handling some downloads that opens a huge security hole: "Every .hqx encoded classic application is decoded by Explorer itself (that's the default, Stuffit Expander isn't used)
and then automatically started." You'll have to scroll down a bit to see this short item, or maybe plug the words "Internet Explorer" into the find feature of your favorite browser.

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