Despite many tech sites reporting on the “Opener” script, MacFixIt says that it is not as dangerous as it is being made out to be. “There is no immediate threat with which to be concerned for this, or any other malicious shell script currently in circulation — running the ‘opener’ script and allowing it to do any damage requires root authentication, which must be locally entered by a Mac OS X administrator,” reports MacFixIt. “There is currently no vector for this or any other malicious Mac OS X script, i.e. no way for the script to autonomously take hold of the system or propagate itself to other systems without express administrator permission.”