Backups [was Re: Is tape dead?]
dave.g4ugm at gmail.com
Fri Sep 18 12:10:27 CDT 2015
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> Subject: Re: Backups [was Re: Is tape dead?]
> On 18 September 2015 at 18:25, Dave G4UGM <dave.g4ugm at gmail.com>
> > Are you 100 % sure you don't need anti-malware...
> > http://appleinsider.com/articles/15/08/05/apple-to-patch-actively-expl
> > oited-privilege-escalation-bug-in-os-x-10105---report
> > from what I have seen the fix from Apple isn't a fix...
> > http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/22/os_x_root_hole/
> > but to run SUID. Of course as you know from Facebook I am not a MAC
> expert, but I do know that if a product has as many lines of code in it as OS X
> it will have bugs and security holes...
> Well, overall, yes.
> It's a Unix box. If it was a web server or something, it would be remotely
> exploitable, like any other Unix box.
> But it's not. It has no outwardly-accessible services at all -- it's behind a
> firewall and all it does is share a single folder with my laptops. It doesn't even
> have ssh. It isn't a mail server, web server or anything.
> There are a few Trojans on OS X, but I think I am smart enough to avoid
> There's no adware, no spyware (except what Apple might have built in), no
> self-infecting viruses, nothing. I don't use most of Apple's apps
> -- I don't use their browser, email client, chat client, or productivity tools; I
> very occasionally use their media player and their text editor, and that's
> about it. The Apple text editor isn't the default, incidentally.
But you do use a browser.... and all of those have holes...
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