special permissions - colorsync

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  1. youngestchild macrumors regular

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    #1
    hey, when running disk utility i get the following lines:

    using special permissions for
    ./library/colorsync/profiles/displays new permissions 16893
    ./library/colorsync/profile new permissions 16893

    i've read other threads on this and haven't seen this particular one come up before... and after reading the following link i'm nervous! :(

    http://www.sans.org/top20/#u2

    little help?
     
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    #2
    Unless Disk Utility reports that it actually changes permissions (because they were wrong) those are just warnings to inform you that those files uses a special permission. Nothing to worry about.

    And I wouldn't loose to much sleep over that report, either. On a Mac you're relatively safe, with just a couple of precautions (in part mentioned in the article):
    * Keep current backup of all data you cannot afford loosing
    * Run Software Update regularly to keep your system up-to-date
    * Keep the Firewall running (System Preferences -> Sharing)
    * Use common sense:
    - do not frequent dodgy websites
    - do not open any e-mail/IM-attachments you don't know what is

    Follow those easy instructions and you should be as safe as you can online... :)
     
  3. youngestchild thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    If you've later upgraded to 10.3.9 (manually download or thorugh Software Update) that should include all earlier Security Updates. Again nothing to worry about... :)
     

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