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Lecture recording on may 14

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From: Christopher M.
Date: Fri 22nd May 2020, 12:32pm


"Lee de Byl" <10*0*8*[email protected]*u*e*t*u*a*e*u*a*> wrote:

> Interestingly, Examplify uses lots of small shell scripts on Mac to go through and disable services, 
> change firewall rules and so forth, then (mostly) reverse the process. From a security perspective, 
> it would be interesting to see if the integrity of these files is validated prior to execution, 
> especially as I think they run with elevated privileges. I’d assume they would be. 

My early examination of some of it, was that it kept the checksums of those scripts in its binary - but then I 
thought, if it was going down that path, why doesn't it keep the scripts in its binary, and then run them 
dynamically?   Also, would leave less guff behind.

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Lecture recording on may 14 (all 6) RSS
├─ original   Thu 21st May 2020, 6:54pm, Deepakraj S.
├─ reply 1   Fri 22nd May 2020, 7:39am, Christopher M.
├─ reply 2   Fri 22nd May 2020, 11:58am, Lee dB.
├─ THIS   Fri 22nd May 2020, 12:32pm, Christopher M.
├─ reply 4   Fri 22nd May 2020, 1:46pm, Lee dB.
└─ reply 5   Sun 24th May 2020, 7:34am, Christopher M.
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