Adobe patches critical Flash bugs, ships sandboxed plug-in for Firefox
Posted 08 June 2012 - 05:15 PM
Posted 08 June 2012 - 05:46 PM
No, this is not a requirement. They're talking about GateKeeper but have oversimplified it to the point of error. In 10.9 I shouldn't be surprised to see code signing required, but then Apple's been warning us as developers since Leopard that this was probably coming.
Ah, I see. Waaaaay down at the bottom of the article comes a clarification that makes the claim somewhat less wrong. Like this:
Unless, of course, they use the "secret" incantation that allows that protection to be bypassed on a per-instance basis. (Secret: Run the app the first time using the Open command in Finder's context menu instead of double-clicking it.)
"Many" in this case means "virtually all."
This post has been edited by bastion: 08 June 2012 - 05:48 PM
Posted 08 June 2012 - 08:40 PM
Posted 11 June 2012 - 11:39 AM
We're debating here where I work on whether we want to deploy this update "as is" to our Macs or modify it so we can control the update process. For some reason, allowing Adobe to update its software unchecked on our systems gives me the willies.