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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 more...

What's New

Version 0.3:

  • Show an alert before executing a shell script.
  • test.command display also a text message.
  • Improved documentation.


  • Mac OS X 10.3 and later.

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License Free
Date 26 Feb 2006
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price Free
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