This sounds like a good solution. Thanks for sharing. Bill On Mar 1, 2006, at 7:24 PM, Norman Cohen wrote: > I'd suggest installing Safe Terminal, available at MacUpdate and > Version Tracker. It's an input manager that will put up a dialog > box before running any shell script launched from outside Terminal. > From the description on MacUpdate: > > "Safe Terminal fixes a security weakness with Mac OS X Terminal > utility, when it execute shell scripts without the user confirmation. > If Safari "Open safe files after download" is enabled, its possible > to create malicious shell scripts that will be executed by the > Terminal automatically after you download them. It is also possible > to create malicious shell scripts that look like a document or a > folder, that will be executed by Terminal on double click without > warning. > > After Safe Terminal is installed, the Terminal utility will show an > alert before executing a shell script, allowing the user to confirm > or cancel. The usage of the Terminal to type and run commands is > not effected in any way."