About | ACP | Buy | Forum | Industry Watch | Learning Curve | Search | Twitter | Xnews
Home » Learning Curve » Safari Meltdown

Safari Meltdown

Crash and burn baby!


Buy It

Try It

Code at a link below could totally toast your system if you access it with the Apple Safari web browser. There's a likelihood this was discovered on Windows machines so it should work there too. This has only been tested on Intel boxes but the likelihood is it works on any boxes running Safari - perhaps even the Apple iPhone. JavaScript must be toggled on; after that it's all over.

If you do decide to subject your system to this 'ordeal' you should be prepared: there should be no permanent damage but you'd do well to secure everything on your system first. By that is meant you should close all open applications and documents and if you're running the latest version (3.1/5525.18) prepare to do a power reboot.

Power Reboot

You accomplish a power reboot by holding down ctrl-cmd-power button (⌃⌘-power). [Windows users will have to figure out their own shortcut before beginning.] You will need to do this if you are running the latest version of Safari. Earlier versions (2.x) are also toast but they won't take down your entire system. YMMV but Safari 3.1/5525.18 will most likely take down your entire system.

Damage Control

Hold down ⌘S - 'single user mode' - when rebooting your system. Once in single user mode run the following command until you're told the file system's OK.

/sbin/fsck -fy

Note: this hack does not normally corrupt anything in your file system but it's best to be careful.

What to Expect

With versions of Safari prior to the latest 3.1/5525.18 you'll probably just see Safari disappear. There will be no crash log anywhere and no notice the application is going down. Neither will there be the obsequious panel to send something to Apple. Safari will just be gone. Poof.

With the latest version of Safari things get a bit hairier. Your system will spin totally out of control. You won't be able to run any other applications or 'force quit' Safari or anything. You'll be toast. The only way you have out is a power reboot - so make sure you know how to do it before you begin.

Safari may also accumulate a lot of 'junk' in your 'Caches' directory. This can simply be removed. For some curious reason the application - regardless of version - creates 'web bookmark' files for all your bookmarks.

Here's a listing for the aftermath of the meltdown test on an earlier version 2.x of Safari.

total 1136
drwxr-xr-x   144 davehyatt  appleinc  4896 Apr 25 15:31 .
drwx------     4 davehyatt  appleinc   136 Apr 25 15:31 ..
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc    93 Apr 25 15:31 01DB28C7-FAB3-48A7-9621-0AE6B80318B2.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   128 Apr 25 15:31 01DEE7E1-3633-11D9-9F63-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   120 Apr 25 15:31 01DEEA1A-3633-11D9-9F63-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   104 Apr 25 15:31 01DEEE3A-3633-11D9-9F63-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   140 Apr 25 15:31 01DEF046-3633-11D9-9F63-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   113 Apr 25 15:31 01DEF233-3633-11D9-9F63-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   143 Apr 25 15:31 01DEF82C-3633-11D9-9F63-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc    90 Apr 25 15:31 01DEFC40-3633-11D9-9F63-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   101 Apr 25 15:31 01DEFE46-3633-11D9-9F63-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   125 Apr 25 15:31 01DF0040-3633-11D9-9F63-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   145 Apr 25 15:31 01DF0452-3633-11D9-9F63-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   117 Apr 25 15:31 01DF085C-3633-11D9-9F63-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   126 Apr 25 15:31 01DF0A62-3633-11D9-9F63-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   199 Apr 25 15:31 01DF0E5C-3633-11D9-9F63-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   200 Apr 25 15:31 01DF1086-3633-11D9-9F63-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   148 Apr 25 15:31 01DF17C9-3633-11D9-9F63-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   206 Apr 25 15:31 01DF20C0-3633-11D9-9F63-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   203 Apr 25 15:31 01DF22BA-3633-11D9-9F63-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   158 Apr 25 15:31 01DF28B3-3633-11D9-9F63-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   201 Apr 25 15:31 01DF2AAD-3633-11D9-9F63-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   186 Apr 25 15:31 01DF301E-3633-11D9-9F63-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   111 Apr 25 15:31 01DF324F-3633-11D9-9F63-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   186 Apr 25 15:31 01DF344E-3633-11D9-9F63-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   180 Apr 25 15:31 01DF3647-3633-11D9-9F63-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   134 Apr 25 15:31 01DF39B5-3633-11D9-9F63-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   121 Apr 25 15:31 01DF3DB6-3633-11D9-9F63-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   156 Apr 25 15:31 01DF41A0-3633-11D9-9F63-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   149 Apr 25 15:31 01DF43E6-3633-11D9-9F63-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   133 Apr 25 15:31 01DF47C2-3633-11D9-9F63-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   114 Apr 25 15:31 01DF572A-3633-11D9-9F63-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   121 Apr 25 15:31 01DF5B4D-3633-11D9-9F63-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   149 Apr 25 15:31 01DF612B-3633-11D9-9F63-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   119 Apr 25 15:31 0231AB7B-2CA8-11D9-8789-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   107 Apr 25 15:31 03F342C9-AB0D-413A-944B-56CAB40F6365.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   124 Apr 25 15:31 05C11D1F-B2D1-4F6F-9059-E358E92148DA.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   113 Apr 25 15:31 069AF8EF-0D70-4AE8-9BF8-91FF4D21D0D4.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   108 Apr 25 15:31 06B8851A-A5CC-4623-9E00-375370DA6EF2.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   283 Apr 25 15:31 06BAE76E-A3A4-4FB3-9A75-CAAD4053E69D.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   101 Apr 25 15:31 0A1F4763-1A64-4A69-8469-0CAC8AE735C0.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   186 Apr 25 15:31 0B09AD40-ED12-11D8-A256-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   133 Apr 25 15:31 0EDA8120-934C-11D9-8C72-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   103 Apr 25 15:31 1110FB21-C6BA-11D9-A1AB-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   208 Apr 25 15:31 133DA461-369C-402D-851E-175ECAE500B9.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc    87 Apr 25 15:31 1ACB9892-829A-11D9-9FF9-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   108 Apr 25 15:31 1B842487-E85B-41E0-AC42-BC2D7064CF19.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   105 Apr 25 15:31 1C9DE041-398D-45F2-A468-29DCB596AD87.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   101 Apr 25 15:31 1D000E56-AA2A-11D8-B98A-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   112 Apr 25 15:31 2194EE75-DEB7-11D8-994C-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   125 Apr 25 15:31 22493036-509E-11D9-9DA4-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   142 Apr 25 15:31 227A4E68-E79D-11D8-9F75-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   116 Apr 25 15:31 260A5A38-0861-11DA-8DD7-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc    93 Apr 25 15:31 27DD5E60-CADD-4B45-87D7-9706FF2AF921.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   105 Apr 25 15:31 282DD3DC-5F1B-11DA-900D-0003937570C8.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   107 Apr 25 15:31 28B6E119-7408-4E09-90DD-C303DDB7AB05.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   123 Apr 25 15:31 2914C326-079C-11D9-A732-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   128 Apr 25 15:31 31E5862F-5F22-11DA-900D-0003937570C8.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   106 Apr 25 15:31 3327367C-89F7-11DA-AC4A-0003937570C8.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   168 Apr 25 15:31 34021E26-FCA1-11D8-8E2C-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   124 Apr 25 15:31 34E3E809-B281-484C-91E8-17D11FFD2767.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   125 Apr 25 15:31 39B94962-7D15-46A0-8663-21DFF3DE1E28.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   132 Apr 25 15:31 3EF33B1C-ED12-11D8-A256-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   117 Apr 25 15:31 41647D64-7A91-4F40-8918-9F3D598F9DB6.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   125 Apr 25 15:31 41EDFA3A-9D3F-4BD9-979C-05FE2684154D.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   129 Apr 25 15:31 42F45657-CA5F-11D8-86E4-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   124 Apr 25 15:31 456CC081-E9DC-11D8-9A26-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc    89 Apr 25 15:31 47E48BDF-9323-11D9-87CB-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   116 Apr 25 15:31 54BAD31B-5312-48A7-956A-F222EFFE5203.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   141 Apr 25 15:31 54F84192-73FC-4A2A-9FC6-AB28152CD406.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   123 Apr 25 15:31 5648BC76-CEE9-474B-8193-79D0A36B753E.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc    93 Apr 25 15:31 56BD3240-BB1B-11D9-A482-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   115 Apr 25 15:31 5884F362-DDC9-11D8-832F-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   153 Apr 25 15:31 5A3392B4-78B6-11DA-B566-0003937570C8.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc    97 Apr 25 15:31 5D7D9528-026C-11DC-9D37-0003937570C8.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   131 Apr 25 15:31 5E8CA7C1-127C-40C3-A6E3-5AE57103352D.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   128 Apr 25 15:31 5EE95576-BEA6-11DB-A56E-0003937570C8.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   133 Apr 25 15:31 620D3BFE-0433-4022-9459-E7B63B743EC0.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   128 Apr 25 15:31 631C0FF5-A0D9-450A-A0F4-3BFDE0A03EA7.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   126 Apr 25 15:31 64D6F3FE-F83A-11DB-B3B0-0003937570C8.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   132 Apr 25 15:31 663326E1-5CC8-4EF4-81EB-61445EE60A30.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   139 Apr 25 15:31 6860F3DA-DFF7-11D8-8BAB-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   190 Apr 25 15:31 6CE8969B-E847-11D8-92C3-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc    97 Apr 25 15:31 6D774D88-5ACE-11DA-A3F6-0003937570C8.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   130 Apr 25 15:31 7134DD14-EF6E-11D8-A9D8-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   115 Apr 25 15:31 7846E86A-0816-11DA-964E-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   111 Apr 25 15:31 7998E4C4-B9C9-11D9-99F5-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   116 Apr 25 15:31 7A3BBD53-D4B4-47F2-B58A-29585F50C880.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   113 Apr 25 15:31 7B331841-FBCE-4498-8751-0B09E9529975.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc    70 Apr 25 15:31 7E53368E-A9FD-11D8-87A6-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   133 Apr 25 15:31 7FE223AC-D52C-11D8-BA6F-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   143 Apr 25 15:31 821FA198-EF72-11D8-A9D8-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   124 Apr 25 15:31 898B81E8-5C67-4619-8E1F-EDD4F646824E.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   139 Apr 25 15:31 89CDFF8C-1377-43B4-85C3-2C590B4E849B.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   121 Apr 25 15:31 8BD52854-BA27-11D8-B3C6-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   107 Apr 25 15:31 8CE8373F-100B-4EE9-A3F1-8269C90424D0.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc    90 Apr 25 15:31 9106467B-9E06-45D8-B72B-6D2BBE7733CA.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   126 Apr 25 15:31 911EFA85-F83A-11DB-B3B0-0003937570C8.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   171 Apr 25 15:31 91271814-4A3C-11D9-9A1A-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc    89 Apr 25 15:31 91B7AB83-A9FD-11D8-87A6-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   111 Apr 25 15:31 95D8D9A6-C3B8-11D9-A92E-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   259 Apr 25 15:31 9A4678FD-6EB5-46A8-B9CE-1A0C39F54894.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc    89 Apr 25 15:31 9C452AD6-A9FD-11D8-87A6-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   110 Apr 25 15:31 9E54D778-AB22-11D9-AF29-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   154 Apr 25 15:31 9ED45D00-C214-458C-AEF0-EFB09EF0669C.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   127 Apr 25 15:31 A61AD07E-3D73-4327-BFA3-6A38AD8A6FBC.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   114 Apr 25 15:31 ABF6F16F-6B8A-4543-9FFC-4BAB64D4A264.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   113 Apr 25 15:31 ACF4A498-87E6-433C-9C7D-D5C14FCC12D3.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   126 Apr 25 15:31 ADB4DD62-F83A-11DB-B3B0-0003937570C8.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   104 Apr 25 15:31 ADD9C054-48E3-11D9-A3B3-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   116 Apr 25 15:31 AECC222B-079B-11D9-A732-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   120 Apr 25 15:31 B22FF9A2-BA27-11D8-B3C6-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   129 Apr 25 15:31 B4C3D730-F231-43D7-B5BA-9F04F7FAE705.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   163 Apr 25 15:31 B5120B34-FCA2-11D8-8E2C-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   115 Apr 25 15:31 BA8D7E06-DABF-11D8-8C8A-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc    91 Apr 25 15:31 BE249C36-A9FD-11D8-87A6-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   143 Apr 25 15:31 C25D284A-C29E-11D8-8D69-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   215 Apr 25 15:31 C292EC80-4D85-11D9-AC2E-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   139 Apr 25 15:31 C2B5AF95-ED0E-11D8-A256-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   123 Apr 25 15:31 C49ADE28-DA9C-4186-919A-EE97DE98ADA4.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   201 Apr 25 15:31 C8C9CA83-1CC7-4DB0-A402-574BFDE6E7FE.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   129 Apr 25 15:31 C9C150E5-F590-44B0-8F94-242ECFD409AC.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   109 Apr 25 15:31 CA353C79-BFDB-11D8-8C9C-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   113 Apr 25 15:31 CA64781E-C4D3-4114-A44A-7CF47942E4A0.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   124 Apr 25 15:31 CF0A7567-BF8B-11D8-91E2-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   175 Apr 25 15:31 CF40D99F-4125-4ADF-AEEE-ECBDE5D80997.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc    91 Apr 25 15:31 D243A5C4-DFA4-4D1A-9650-63B76570BDCF.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   108 Apr 25 15:31 D2B1D1CC-12D3-11D9-90B9-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   102 Apr 25 15:31 D67290C0-5F21-11DA-900D-0003937570C8.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   108 Apr 25 15:31 D6945D61-834A-4D9C-9230-82ACD2DB8FBC.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   127 Apr 25 15:31 D6DEBF56-5F1E-11DA-900D-0003937570C8.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   173 Apr 25 15:31 D854BB03-0485-4D0A-8215-7ACE73BD954E.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   124 Apr 25 15:31 DA5ADE60-EAA5-11D8-B342-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   122 Apr 25 15:31 DEDD0C09-15A5-42A7-AE47-2A31B71CF39B.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   107 Apr 25 15:31 E452A7C7-D82B-11D8-883E-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc    95 Apr 25 15:31 E63BFBB4-916E-4D15-81A0-CE53852EA8E3.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   124 Apr 25 15:31 E97A097B-E855-42AD-97E0-DE94640ECD67.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   111 Apr 25 15:31 ED1A1018-ED23-11D8-A256-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   101 Apr 25 15:31 F2E0437F-AA29-11D8-B98A-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   137 Apr 25 15:31 F3C05724-5F23-11DA-900D-0003937570C8.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc    99 Apr 25 15:31 F54D62D4-069F-4254-804B-552677B1DB4C.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   127 Apr 25 15:31 F72884BA-EA9B-11D8-A615-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   148 Apr 25 15:31 FEA59BB4-F83A-11DB-B3B0-0003937570C8.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   156 Apr 25 15:31 FF2C1324-E839-11D8-92C3-000A95DA4200.webbookmark

Here's what happens with Safari 3.1.

total 1080
drwxr-xr-x   137 davehyatt  appleinc  4658 Apr 25 15:38 .
drwx------     4 davehyatt  appleinc   136 Apr 25 15:38 ..
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   191 Apr 25 15:38 01B1FDD1-31D9-4C8C-816B-44A5A2BD6EB5.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc    93 Apr 25 15:38 01DB28C7-FAB3-48A7-9621-0AE6B80318B2.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   128 Apr 25 15:38 01DEE7E1-3633-11D9-9F63-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   120 Apr 25 15:38 01DEEA1A-3633-11D9-9F63-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   104 Apr 25 15:38 01DEEE3A-3633-11D9-9F63-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   140 Apr 25 15:38 01DEF046-3633-11D9-9F63-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   113 Apr 25 15:38 01DEF233-3633-11D9-9F63-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   143 Apr 25 15:38 01DEF82C-3633-11D9-9F63-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc    90 Apr 25 15:38 01DEFC40-3633-11D9-9F63-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   101 Apr 25 15:38 01DEFE46-3633-11D9-9F63-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   125 Apr 25 15:38 01DF0040-3633-11D9-9F63-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   145 Apr 25 15:38 01DF0452-3633-11D9-9F63-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   117 Apr 25 15:38 01DF085C-3633-11D9-9F63-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   126 Apr 25 15:38 01DF0A62-3633-11D9-9F63-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   199 Apr 25 15:38 01DF0E5C-3633-11D9-9F63-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   200 Apr 25 15:38 01DF1086-3633-11D9-9F63-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   148 Apr 25 15:38 01DF17C9-3633-11D9-9F63-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   206 Apr 25 15:38 01DF20C0-3633-11D9-9F63-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   203 Apr 25 15:38 01DF22BA-3633-11D9-9F63-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   158 Apr 25 15:38 01DF28B3-3633-11D9-9F63-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   201 Apr 25 15:38 01DF2AAD-3633-11D9-9F63-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   186 Apr 25 15:38 01DF301E-3633-11D9-9F63-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   111 Apr 25 15:38 01DF324F-3633-11D9-9F63-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   186 Apr 25 15:38 01DF344E-3633-11D9-9F63-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   180 Apr 25 15:38 01DF3647-3633-11D9-9F63-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   134 Apr 25 15:38 01DF39B5-3633-11D9-9F63-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   121 Apr 25 15:38 01DF3DB6-3633-11D9-9F63-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   156 Apr 25 15:38 01DF41A0-3633-11D9-9F63-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   149 Apr 25 15:38 01DF43E6-3633-11D9-9F63-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   133 Apr 25 15:38 01DF47C2-3633-11D9-9F63-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   114 Apr 25 15:38 01DF572A-3633-11D9-9F63-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   121 Apr 25 15:38 01DF5B4D-3633-11D9-9F63-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   149 Apr 25 15:38 01DF612B-3633-11D9-9F63-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   119 Apr 25 15:38 0231AB7B-2CA8-11D9-8789-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   153 Apr 25 15:38 033FC3CA-FE17-4C37-BEED-B5565CCA7107.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   113 Apr 25 15:38 069AF8EF-0D70-4AE8-9BF8-91FF4D21D0D4.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   108 Apr 25 15:38 06B8851A-A5CC-4623-9E00-375370DA6EF2.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   100 Apr 25 15:38 0932DA33-A771-40F5-B470-3B2746D5EDE0.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   186 Apr 25 15:38 0B09AD40-ED12-11D8-A256-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   133 Apr 25 15:38 0EDA8120-934C-11D9-8C72-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   103 Apr 25 15:38 1110FB21-C6BA-11D9-A1AB-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   208 Apr 25 15:38 133DA461-369C-402D-851E-175ECAE500B9.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc    87 Apr 25 15:38 1ACB9892-829A-11D9-9FF9-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   100 Apr 25 15:38 1D000E56-AA2A-11D8-B98A-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   112 Apr 25 15:38 2194EE75-DEB7-11D8-994C-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   125 Apr 25 15:38 22493036-509E-11D9-9DA4-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   142 Apr 25 15:38 227A4E68-E79D-11D8-9F75-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   116 Apr 25 15:38 260A5A38-0861-11DA-8DD7-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc    93 Apr 25 15:38 27DD5E60-CADD-4B45-87D7-9706FF2AF921.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   105 Apr 25 15:38 282DD3DC-5F1B-11DA-900D-0003937570C8.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   123 Apr 25 15:38 2914C326-079C-11D9-A732-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   144 Apr 25 15:38 2E313F05-AD95-4B7B-A716-6656D6044889.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   118 Apr 25 15:38 319AE25F-684C-446C-8D70-366EE9AA0AC3.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   128 Apr 25 15:38 31E5862F-5F22-11DA-900D-0003937570C8.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   106 Apr 25 15:38 3327367C-89F7-11DA-AC4A-0003937570C8.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   168 Apr 25 15:38 34021E26-FCA1-11D8-8E2C-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   124 Apr 25 15:38 34E3E809-B281-484C-91E8-17D11FFD2767.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   125 Apr 25 15:38 39B94962-7D15-46A0-8663-21DFF3DE1E28.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   132 Apr 25 15:38 3EF33B1C-ED12-11D8-A256-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   117 Apr 25 15:38 41647D64-7A91-4F40-8918-9F3D598F9DB6.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   125 Apr 25 15:38 41EDFA3A-9D3F-4BD9-979C-05FE2684154D.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   129 Apr 25 15:38 42F45657-CA5F-11D8-86E4-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   124 Apr 25 15:38 456CC081-E9DC-11D8-9A26-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   140 Apr 25 15:38 471FB94C-82BC-4423-9EDA-87976103C1D6.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc    89 Apr 25 15:38 47E48BDF-9323-11D9-87CB-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   116 Apr 25 15:38 54BAD31B-5312-48A7-956A-F222EFFE5203.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc    93 Apr 25 15:38 56BD3240-BB1B-11D9-A482-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   115 Apr 25 15:38 5884F362-DDC9-11D8-832F-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   153 Apr 25 15:38 5A3392B4-78B6-11DA-B566-0003937570C8.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc    97 Apr 25 15:38 5D7D9528-026C-11DC-9D37-0003937570C8.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   128 Apr 25 15:38 5EE95576-BEA6-11DB-A56E-0003937570C8.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   133 Apr 25 15:38 620D3BFE-0433-4022-9459-E7B63B743EC0.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   128 Apr 25 15:38 631C0FF5-A0D9-450A-A0F4-3BFDE0A03EA7.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   126 Apr 25 15:38 64D6F3FE-F83A-11DB-B3B0-0003937570C8.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   132 Apr 25 15:38 663326E1-5CC8-4EF4-81EB-61445EE60A30.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   139 Apr 25 15:38 6860F3DA-DFF7-11D8-8BAB-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   190 Apr 25 15:38 6CE8969B-E847-11D8-92C3-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc    97 Apr 25 15:38 6D774D88-5ACE-11DA-A3F6-0003937570C8.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   124 Apr 25 15:38 6E771D64-81FE-4C4A-8F57-28EEF20BE018.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   130 Apr 25 15:38 7134DD14-EF6E-11D8-A9D8-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   115 Apr 25 15:38 7846E86A-0816-11DA-964E-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   111 Apr 25 15:38 7998E4C4-B9C9-11D9-99F5-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc    70 Apr 25 15:38 7E53368E-A9FD-11D8-87A6-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   133 Apr 25 15:38 7FE223AC-D52C-11D8-BA6F-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   143 Apr 25 15:38 821FA198-EF72-11D8-A9D8-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   124 Apr 25 15:38 898B81E8-5C67-4619-8E1F-EDD4F646824E.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   139 Apr 25 15:38 89CDFF8C-1377-43B4-85C3-2C590B4E849B.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   121 Apr 25 15:38 8BD52854-BA27-11D8-B3C6-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   107 Apr 25 15:38 8CE8373F-100B-4EE9-A3F1-8269C90424D0.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc    90 Apr 25 15:38 9106467B-9E06-45D8-B72B-6D2BBE7733CA.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   126 Apr 25 15:38 911EFA85-F83A-11DB-B3B0-0003937570C8.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   171 Apr 25 15:38 91271814-4A3C-11D9-9A1A-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc    89 Apr 25 15:38 91B7AB83-A9FD-11D8-87A6-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   111 Apr 25 15:38 95D8D9A6-C3B8-11D9-A92E-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   259 Apr 25 15:38 9A4678FD-6EB5-46A8-B9CE-1A0C39F54894.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc    89 Apr 25 15:38 9C452AD6-A9FD-11D8-87A6-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   110 Apr 25 15:38 9E54D778-AB22-11D9-AF29-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   127 Apr 25 15:38 A61AD07E-3D73-4327-BFA3-6A38AD8A6FBC.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   105 Apr 25 15:38 AC2F680D-6103-44E7-AB22-47094F48B141.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   113 Apr 25 15:38 ACF4A498-87E6-433C-9C7D-D5C14FCC12D3.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   126 Apr 25 15:38 ADB4DD62-F83A-11DB-B3B0-0003937570C8.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   104 Apr 25 15:38 ADD9C054-48E3-11D9-A3B3-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   116 Apr 25 15:38 AECC222B-079B-11D9-A732-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   120 Apr 25 15:38 B22FF9A2-BA27-11D8-B3C6-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   129 Apr 25 15:38 B4C3D730-F231-43D7-B5BA-9F04F7FAE705.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   163 Apr 25 15:38 B5120B34-FCA2-11D8-8E2C-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   115 Apr 25 15:38 BA8D7E06-DABF-11D8-8C8A-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc    91 Apr 25 15:38 BE249C36-A9FD-11D8-87A6-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   143 Apr 25 15:38 C25D284A-C29E-11D8-8D69-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   215 Apr 25 15:38 C292EC80-4D85-11D9-AC2E-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   139 Apr 25 15:38 C2B5AF95-ED0E-11D8-A256-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   123 Apr 25 15:38 C49ADE28-DA9C-4186-919A-EE97DE98ADA4.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   201 Apr 25 15:38 C8C9CA83-1CC7-4DB0-A402-574BFDE6E7FE.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   109 Apr 25 15:38 CA353C79-BFDB-11D8-8C9C-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   113 Apr 25 15:38 CA64781E-C4D3-4114-A44A-7CF47942E4A0.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   124 Apr 25 15:38 CF0A7567-BF8B-11D8-91E2-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   175 Apr 25 15:38 CF40D99F-4125-4ADF-AEEE-ECBDE5D80997.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc    91 Apr 25 15:38 D243A5C4-DFA4-4D1A-9650-63B76570BDCF.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   108 Apr 25 15:38 D2B1D1CC-12D3-11D9-90B9-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   102 Apr 25 15:38 D67290C0-5F21-11DA-900D-0003937570C8.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   108 Apr 25 15:38 D6945D61-834A-4D9C-9230-82ACD2DB8FBC.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   127 Apr 25 15:38 D6DEBF56-5F1E-11DA-900D-0003937570C8.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   173 Apr 25 15:38 D854BB03-0485-4D0A-8215-7ACE73BD954E.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   124 Apr 25 15:38 DA5ADE60-EAA5-11D8-B342-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc    87 Apr 25 15:38 DCDA7C49-C117-458D-A308-B1451AB5AD86.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   101 Apr 25 15:38 E2C2905C-277E-4778-9859-797554050E43.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   107 Apr 25 15:38 E452A7C7-D82B-11D8-883E-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc    95 Apr 25 15:38 E63BFBB4-916E-4D15-81A0-CE53852EA8E3.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   124 Apr 25 15:38 E97A097B-E855-42AD-97E0-DE94640ECD67.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   111 Apr 25 15:38 ED1A1018-ED23-11D8-A256-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   101 Apr 25 15:38 F2E0437F-AA29-11D8-B98A-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   137 Apr 25 15:38 F3C05724-5F23-11DA-900D-0003937570C8.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   127 Apr 25 15:38 F72884BA-EA9B-11D8-A615-000A95DA4200.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   148 Apr 25 15:38 FEA59BB4-F83A-11DB-B3B0-0003937570C8.webbookmark
-rw-r--r--     1 davehyatt  appleinc   156 Apr 25 15:38 FF2C1324-E839-11D8-92C3-000A95DA4200.webbookmark

This crash may also occur on Apple's iPhone - in which case the 'damage' may be found in locations particular to that device.

Going for the Meltdown

Rixstep take no responsibility for your actions or for whatever happens to you by clicking the link below; by clicking the link you agree to these conditions.

That being said and agreed on - go ahead and click!

Safari Meltdown II — The Test »

About the Hack

The hack comes by way of Tom Ferris of Security Protocols and was supposedly devised by the renowned Georg Guninski.

About | ACP | Buy | Forum | Industry Watch | Learning Curve | Search | Twitter | Xnews
Copyright © Rixstep. All rights reserved.