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Posts: 1658 | Location: Oak Park, MI, USA | Registered: January 31, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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This is serious. Apple needs to address it right away. Anyone in our group experienced it?

I wonder if the data is still there, but the directory was compromised. - Would there be a way to regain access?


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A riper, more transcendent youth" - Oliver Wendell Holmes
 
Posts: 2074 | Location: West Bloomfield MI USA | Registered: June 13, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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While I agree it's serious and yes it should be patched right away, I would dare say that it affects only a small percentage of users. Guest accounts are not enabled by default. So only those users who had them turned on in Leopard and then upgraded to Snow Leopard are affected. Since less than 20% of Apple's base is on Snow Leopard so far and probably (I'm guess here), less than 10% of those users had Guest accounts enabled, only a small number of people will be in danger. Again, it should be fixed. However, I don't think mass panic is in order here.

Here are more details.


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Posts: 6154 | Location: Atlanta, GA | Registered: June 10, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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There is some opinion that this is not a new problem. (I lost the citation.) The same source opined that 10.6.2 would contain a fix. So, panic and doom predictions are probably inappropriate.

All that said, I am NOT apologizing for Apple. Aim stones elsewhere.


Mary Jo,

Restoring from a backup is the only certain way to get the data back. The biggest complaints I've seen about this problem contain phrases like, "...lost 250GB of data that was not backed up." I confess a tendency to have a mild lack of sympathy in such cases.
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I wonder if it affects data on external drives that are excluded from time Machine? That could be a loss of photo and video files! Thanks for the "how to" to protect ourselves.
 
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I read somewhere that "There are two kinds of computer users: those who have lost data and those who are about to — backup your Mac!"
 
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quote:
Originally posted by Chuck M:
I read somewhere that "There are two kinds of computer users: those who have lost data and those who are about to — backup your Mac!"


That was Brian Stone. Right?
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The one exception? Mac user Brent Spiner. He will never lose Data


Never see a doctor whose office plants have died.
 
Posts: 454 | Location: Eastpointe | Registered: June 23, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Bill, go to your room. That was a true groaner.

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The one exception? Mac user Brent Spiner. He will never lose Data


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Posts: 3781 | Location: Redford, MI | Registered: June 10, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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quote:
Originally posted by James R. Cutler:
quote:
Originally posted by Chuck M:
I read somewhere that "There are two kinds of computer users: those who have lost data and those who are about to — backup your Mac!"


That was Brian Stone. Right?
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