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#1 R. Mansfield

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 09:25 AM

When I restarted my MacBook Pro this morning, I received a request to load “System software from developer ‘Oracle America, Inc.’” Going into System Preferences: Security and Privacy: General, there is a notice that it was blocked from loading, with a button to allow it. 

 

Although I am familiar with Oracle, I’m not certain why I would get the request suddenly; and, of course, I don’t want to risk allowing malware to load that is spoofing Oracle’s identity. I did not install any new software since I last restarted my MBP before this morning. 

 

A quick search of the internet found similar messages relating to VirtualBox and Safari. I do have VirtualBox, but have not loaded it in well over a year. And the message did not come from Safari. I have not updated Java.

 

I wish I could get more information regarding the actual origin of the request.

 

If anyone has any insights, I’d be glad to hear them. 

 

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#2 דָנִיאֶל

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 11:38 AM

VirtualBox and Java are both produced by Oracle, so it's possible that's why, but I agree that it would be good if it explained why.

 

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 11:41 AM

I suggest you update both of these by downloading the latest full version from the proper sources.



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Posted 25 March 2018 - 11:42 AM

Yep that's a good approach.


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Posted 25 March 2018 - 11:49 AM

As a general rule, I try to do deliberate or manual updates rather than just let everything sort itself out in the background.

Same with backups, where it is just as critical.


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