Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur

As it says in the linked article: Worst. Bug. Ever.

Those who enjoy stories of Unintended Tech Doom may want to take a glance at this article in Ed Burnette's blog. It's kind of horrifying, actually -- apparently, the Android G1 phone shipped with a configuration error that not only booted up a hidden shell when the phone started, and not only executed everything you typed (anywhere) in that shell, it executed it all with *root privileges*.

Needless to say, the patch to fix that one got shipped out right quick, but I sincerely hope nobody actually typed "rm -rf /*" before then...
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