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answered Are Macs vulnerable to the Bash shellshock bug?
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comment Are Macs vulnerable to the Bash shellshock bug?
There are likely privilege escalation risks from a guest account too. Who cares though? Any Mac OS X machines is extremely vulnerable once users get access, especially local users. It's server daemons that should scare you, not just sshd though, all server daemons.
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comment Are Macs vulnerable to the Bash shellshock bug?
-1 Very wrong. There are many tools that use bash : Installation scripts usually use bash, creating privilege escalation risks. All servers should be assumed to use bash unless you know otherwise, not just sshd. In particular, apache could create a remote vulnerability using bash. etc.
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revised Are my frequent Safari beach balls caused by my extensions?
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comment Are my frequent Safari beach balls caused by my extensions?
Yes, I may need to try disabling all extensions, the one at a time hasn't yielded anything useful yet. It's also simply possible that Safari has grown long in the tooth and I shold give Chrome another try, definitely Chrome has a better JavaScript engine.
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comment Are my frequent Safari beach balls caused by my extensions?
Immediately after posting this I deactivated Ghostery, not yet positive matters improved, but it's looking up. It's tricky because it's sensitive to specific open tabs as well.
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