Disabling Unsafe URI Handlers

by Volker Weber

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Nils Heeren points me to John Gruber's advice to disable unsafe URI handlers. Thank you, Nils.

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John Gruber's article has been updated, by the way, to include disabling telnet too. (http://daringfireball.net/2004/05/telnet_protocol)

I disabled a bunch of protocols, including disk, disks, telnet, ssh (and help).

While I believe that the threat is more theoretical, at least for the sites that I visit every day, you can further enhance the security with Paranoid Android. According to Unsanity it would be quite easy for Apple to fix this hole and I assume they will soon do that.

Volker Weber, 2004-05-22 21:51

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