Rhakios wrote:Only three of which have any measure of truth to them.
With Apple, on the other hand -- as with Windows -- social engineering is painfully easy. Just convince the user to click on something, and away you go, with the castle keys in hand.
Systems crashes and downtime are pretty much a fact of life when you're a Mac user,
Katherine Noyes - Computerworld wrote:With Apple, on the other hand -- as with Windows -- social engineering is painfully easy. Just convince the user to click on something, and away you go, with the castle keys in hand.
Dutch_Master wrote:I actually used that command once... On an old P-II that needed to be reinstalled anywayollie wrote: rm -rf /
What utter drivel ... social engineering is OS agnostic. In Linux people have been told to do "sudo rm -rf /" to fix problems - guess what this means! No more data on the hard drive
M-Saunders wrote:Hehe. What happened?
sudo shred -vzn 0 /dev/sdax
M-Saunders wrote: In the last five-ish years I've had zero Linux kernel crashes, and just one on the Mac -- both are very reliable systems.
alan404 wrote:But you are very very locked in, and long term it's expensive (no one thinks long term - until "you must upgrade to the latest version of itunes to play this file" -- Your version of OS doesn't support this version of itunes" -- "Your mac doesn't support this version of OS").
I don't know if it's a myth, but someone once told me an iTunes update once contained the line
rm / temp
instead of rm /temp
And yes wiped hard drives for an hour or two after release until they noticed! I bet some swear words were uttered.
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