Unsanity has released Paranoid Android 1.2, an update to the company’s free hack for intercepting unknown URL schemes (see "URL-Based Mac OS X Vulnerability Found" in TidBITS 731, and remember that there are alternatives discussed in that article if you’re uncomfortable with how Paranoid Android patches into applications). Paranoid Android 1.2 trims the built-in whitelist of acceptable URL schemes to just http, https, and mailto; adds user configuration for the whitelist; and displays the application that will be used to open an intercepted URL. This last one is particularly important, since it provides the user with additional information when evaluating suspicious activity. Paranoid Android 1.2 is an 810K download.
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