2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 18, 2012 4:13 PM by ArtyYeo
ArtyYeo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have recently visited a developer's website looking at some tutorials and then I noticed a webclip in my Dashboard from that website.

It looks like an overly aggressive marketing technique and it is annoying me deeply.

Can this be the beginning of more uncouth behaviors, like malware?

 

I think Apple need to put a tight noose on this before it runs amuck.


Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • thomas_r. Level 7 Level 7 (30,540 points)

    I don't believe that there is any way for a site to add itself to your dashboard.  I could be wrong, there could be a recent vulnerability there that I have not heard of, but I think it's more likely that you accidentally control-clicked somewhere on the page and chose "Open in Dashboard," or chose the same option from the File menu.

  • ArtyYeo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks, I certainly hope you are right about not being able to use webclips to catapult junks into the Dashboard. I have doubts I used Safari to open an HTML page as a webclip myself but you never know. I will keep an eye on this.