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Old 01-18-2015, 01:41 PM   #1
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LXer: Scary code of the week: Valve Steam cleans Linux PCs (if you're not careful)


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Dodgy shell script triggers classic rm -rf /Linux desktop gamers should know of a bug in Valve's Steam client that will, if you're not careful, delete all files on your PC belonging to your regular user account.

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Old 01-18-2015, 01:49 PM   #2
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Geeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.....................

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Notice the # Scary! line, an indication the programmer knew there was the potential for catastrophe.
This is in a readable script and was not found by the proverbial many eyes - instead it was found by a user AFTER his home and 3TB backup drive were deleted...

What lurks in the binaries? And not just Steam's binaries?!

Windux, Lindows, the future is grim indeed!
 
  


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