Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Feb 2006 17:59 UTC
Mac OS X "[Last week], we reported on a Trojan horse for Mac OS X that is just like the entry for Earth in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in that it is mostly harmless. A new vulnerability targeted at Apple's home-grown web browser, Safari, is another matter entirely. A German security firm appears to have been the first to discover the Safari flaw, which allows for shell scripts to be executed after clicking a link."
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rm -rf ~/ can be devastating...
by rakamaka on Tue 21st Feb 2006 20:13 UTC
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I agree, but this is not at all a Linux problem, you can do the same in Windows. Against such attacks the only things that really help are regular backups, a thing which many people don't do, well I do it daily, and it really makes me sleep better.

Which command do you use to delete c:/windows without any recovery action?? at least i don't know any...
rm -rf ~/ still remains vulnerable and it proves linux security may be as shallow as MS.
thats why i asked, is there any on the fly good backup/synchronize program in linux for average joe??

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