[nycbug-talk] Automatically Restart Your Mac If It Freezes

Matthew Story matthewstory at gmail.com
Sat Mar 17 16:07:51 EDT 2012

Finally giving some attention to my new PowerBook ... I mean MacBook Pro
and nestled under System Preferences -> Energy Saver, I found this gem of
an option:

restart automatically if the computer freezes

( Screenshot available in this article praising the feature:

Upon further investigation, this feature has already come in handy, as Lion
apparently ha[sd] a tendency to freeze on start and/or resume:


Not sure how I feel about this feature ... it seems that it would now be
easy to achieve priv escalation via restart given a machine running with
auto-restart + resume ... drop payload -> cause freeze -> (auto-restart ->
resume) -> everything is fine.


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