system profile sharing with dev (security issues?)

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by speakerwizard, Mar 30, 2007.

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    speakerwizard

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    Hi, having an issue with an app and the developer wants me to send my system profile (as spx) and terminal results of ps auxww and kextstat, all i want to know is there info in there that i should not be showing ? would this increase my security risks? thanks to those with more knowledge than myself
     
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    speakerwizard

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    bump (as i need to know) :)
     
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    Cromulent

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    System profile shows your computers hardware and some software configuration.

    ps shows what processes you are running (i.e background applications).

    kextstat I have no idea about. I assume it has something to do with the kernel or kernel extensions.

    I wouldn't be too concerned with giving that information out. If you are ultra paranoid edit the picture in Photoshop / Gimpshop and then blank out your user name on the command line.
     
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    speakerwizard

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    thanks for the response
     
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    Eraserhead

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    I have sent these things into Apple for bugfixing, so it's a legitimate request. It is also useful information to have as it helps the developer diagnose platform (or model) specific problems.
     

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