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May 22, 2008

‘Sploit

I don’t know about you, but I’m generally pleased with Leopard’s integration of Mail with iCal. One of the thing I find annoying, though, is the facility for adding invitations received in mail messages to your calendar. There are only two settings: “add automatically” and “off”. Why there isn’t an “ask” option is beyond me, particularly since some spammers have taken to including iCal invitations in their messages.

Previously, I’d thought that the spammers were just being maximally annoying (you have to delete their missives from two places, rather than one). But now it occurs to me that they may have more nefarious purposes in mind.

I hope the security patch, alluded to in the Advisory, appears soon.

Posted by distler at May 22, 2008 8:59 AM

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