Jun
22
2012

Paranoid Android for Mac Free

 

Paranoid Android for Mac Free

A new vulnerability in the way Mac OS X handles strong document bindings can lead to documents opening in a different application when being double clicked. This can allow an arbitrary execution of code. Paranoid Android has been updated to address this new vulnerability.

Paranoid Android can protect you from this potential vulnerability until Apple makes an official fix available. It does this by watching which applications a document will open in and if it isn’t the default application for that file type, it will delay them until you’ve had a chance to say whether you’d like to proceed or not. If the application that will be launched is not the one you expected to be launched, Paranoid Android gives you an opportunity to open the document in the default application for the file type.

 

What’s new in this version:

  • Paranoid Android will now ask you if you double click to open a document that opens in an application other than the default one for the document’s file type. This does not affect opening documents from within applications.
  • Updated to mitigate the recent Safari/LaunchServices exploit described in detail here.

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+Rijad Haxha

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