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Control a Mac from any Bluetooth-enabled device
Authored by: laurence.wilks on Oct 25, '04 11:30:11AM

Nice idea, but what happens if a user passes a malicious script that (for sake of argument) deletes everything in the root directory?

You do need to be logged on as root or admin to achieve this but as you're not checking any sort of permissions (that I can see) if a user can access root then this could be dangerous.



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Control a Mac from any Bluetooth-enabled device
Authored by: bignumbers on Oct 25, '04 11:58:16AM

I don't have any bluetooth palms to test, but I'm guessing the host Macs need to pair with devices (as they do with mice/keyboards) before accepting incoming files. If so, this presents the same risks (low for most situations) as a bluetooth keyboard. Potentially someone could sneak into your office to pair a keyboard, then later hide in your closet and type commands.



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Control a Mac from any Bluetooth-enabled device
Authored by: TwoTimes on Oct 25, '04 12:08:01PM

There's no need to pair a device to receive files from it.
Once I left a picture I had on the mobile into every PowerBook at an Apple store!



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