“A vulnerability in Apple’s Mac OS X results in a potential situation in which a malicious person could execute arbitrary commands on your machine, such as deleting your home directory, or doing other harmful actions. This vulnerability involves the use of URL ‘schemes.’ These are the part of a web address that specifies what program should be used to handle the address,” Unsanity’s website reads.
“Paranoid Android can protect you from this potential vulnerability until Apple makes an official fix available. It does this by watching the URL schemes that are requested and delaying them until you’ve had a chance to say whether you’d like to proceed or not. If you know that the url that’s being loaded is legit, go ahead, but if it looks suspicious, Paranoid Android gives you an opportunity to cancel it,” Unsanity writes. “Paranoid Android is completely free – we do this for the benefit of Mac community.”
More info and download link here.
MacDailyNews Note: Tried and tested by MDN, it works as advertised. If you want to use this until Apple’s issues a fix, it can’t hurt.