Remember that checkbox in the System Preferences (the Universal Access pane) called "Enable access for assistive devices?"If you enable it, any application will have access to the AX API, and vise versa: If you disable it, no application will be able to use the AX API functions.Among the AX API functions are capturing of text under the mouse pointer, capturing of keystrokes, etc
Theoretically, when enabled, this global option decreases your Mac's stability and robustness and creates a security hole accessible by key loggers, trojans, more...
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- Mac OS X 10.4 or later