Our Chief Typist, Craig Hockenberry has written a new freeware utility that checks for applications in your Downloads folder. It was created in response to the MP3Concept Trojan horse release of April 2004. See John Gruber’s excellent commentary on this Trojan and the controversy/hype that it generated. Although its highly unlikely Mac users will encounter a MP3 or other document type masquerading as an application, it is best to be prepared. DownloadCheck is released as a deterrent for anyone who might consider writing an exploit of this type. We hope that we’ll never need to use it. The utility is available today and is available free of charge.
Arm Yourself with DownloadCheck
May 13, 2004