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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RE: rm -rf ~/ can be devastating...
by ormandj on Tue 21st Feb 2006 20:37 UTC in reply to "rm -rf ~/ can be devastating..."
ormandj
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rmdir C: /s /q

Goodbye C: drive and all subdirectories. You might not "know" any ways of doing things via the command line in windows, that doesn't mean they do not exist. rm -rf ~/ isn't a security vulnerability, it's a feature. If you're too stupid to have backups of important files, and too ignorant to run under a non-privlidged user account, then you deserve losing everything. Maybe it'd teach you a lesson and you'd learn to keep backups and not run as administrator.

As to "on the fly" "good" backup/sync programs, yes. "rsync" is probably what you're looking for. "man rsync".

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