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Submission + - Mac OS X root escalation through AppleScript

An anonymous reader writes: Half the Mac OS X boxes in the world (confirmed on Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger and 10.5 Leopard) can be rooted through AppleScript: osascript -e 'tell app "ARDAgent" to do shell script "whoami"'; Works for normal users and admins, provided the normal user wasn't switched to via fast user switching. Secure? I think not.

Submission + - Michael Moore shares his view about filesharing

chasisaac writes: "Michael Moore shares his views on file-sharing. Moore's view is people should be able to share as long as it is not for profit.

What is the difference between file-sharing and lending a DVD? None."

Microsoft Not Dropping Hotmail Name 202

EveryNickIsTaken writes "CNET is reporting that despite planning for months to ditch the name 'Hotmail' for 'Windows Live Mail,' Microsoft will keep the Hotmail name, renaming the service 'Windows Live Hotmail.' Along with the slight name change, MS will be modifying the interface to look more like Outlook's GUI."

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