yes. this is not acceptable to me as a user. no application should be able to do this. the installer should give written instructions to the person running the installation.
Do you not have to authenticate to begin the installation process? If so that would be your answer.I'm rather surprised that an application can simply turn off the firewall without any red flags to the user.
Well yes.Do you not have to authenticate to begin the installation process? If so that would be your answer.
I am certainly not disputing the fact that this is unacceptable, however its more so Adobes fault then Apples. Because Adobes installer is asking for authentication and when you enter your password (if any) and click ok then you are essentially granting the application unrestricted access to the system at that point. And you accept the consequences that could occur as a result. Users have to understand that software is volatile.Well yes.
But I certainly wouldn't check my firewall to see if the application I installed disabled it. That's what seems to be happening here.
Good question This is definitely worth investigating! I have that option turned on in the security preference. "Require password to unlock each secure system preference."Wonder if this also happens when you lock the firewall settings to prevent changes being made there.
Who is "they"? Adobe or Apple?I'm surprised they haven't updated this one yet. It's a super simple fix on their part (one line missing in their postflight script).