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Timbuktu Pro Exchange mode allows unlimited access Apps
I guess this is more of a warning than a hint. If you allow someone to connect to your computer using the "Exchange" feature in Timbuktu Pro, they have access to all documents for alll users, no matter who you are logged in as. This could be a serious security issue.

[robg adds: I don't have Timbuktu, so I can't confirm this one ... if someone can confirm or deny in the comments, I'll either leave the story as is or correct it if necessary.]
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Timbuktu Pro Exchange mode allows unlimited access
Authored by: randalla on Nov 02, '03 11:52:00PM

I believe this is true due to the fact that the Timbuktu help runs as root. I currently don't have it installed right now, but there was once a bug where all files that were transfered to the OS X machine would be owned by root, but they changed it so that it changed the permissions to the person that was currently logged in.

Timbuktu is a bit tricky :)



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Timbuktu Pro Exchange mode allows unlimited access
Authored by: TvE on Nov 03, '03 04:27:44AM

I beleive that Tibmbuktu Pro had a similair bug in the 10.0 days - from the login window (NOT being logged in) the user could lauch TB2 from the ikon in the top right corner and do bad stuff...



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