Whoops! Dashboard is now officially creepy!

May 7, 2005
apple tech

Looks like Tiger’s new Dashboard could use some refinement when it comes to security. Looks like it’s pretty trivial to make a user auto-download a widget when they visit a webpage in Safari, it’ll then auto-install if they’re using the default Safari settings, and then they’ll be running a potentially very obnoxious (and possibly even malicious) widget that’s impossible for average Joe user to remove. With any luck they’ll refine this a bit in 10.4.1 (or possibly 10.4.2 since 10.4.1 has already been seeded to developers).