Microsoft urges Windows users to shun 'carpet bombing' Safari [theregister.co.uk]
Microsoft's security team is advising users to stop using Apple's Safari browser pending investigation into a quirk that allows miscreants to litter their desktop with hundreds of executable files.
Windows users who visit a booby-trapped site with Safari could be forced to download and execute malicious files with no prompting, Microsoft says. The "blended threat" is a result of the default download location in Safari and the way the Windows desktop handles executable files.
This Microsoft advisory [microsoft.com] suggests users "restrict use of Safari as a web browser until an appropriate update is available from Microsoft and/or Apple."