Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) is a company that usually keeps plenty busy advising users of security issues with its products. Redmond is now advising users about a blended security threat that involves users running Apple's Safari Web browser on Windows.
The threat could potentially allow Safari to download a malicious file that Windows would then execute. Microsoft has a work-around it suggests, though no patch is available from Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) for the issue.
"Security Advisory (953818) does not refer to vulnerability in either Safari or Windows," Tim Rains, security response communications lead for Microsoft said in a statement sent to InternetNews.com.
"Rather, it describes a blended threat in which files may be downloaded to a user's machine without prompting, allowing them to be executed. This results from a combination of the default download location in Safari and how the Windows desktop handles executables."