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Akshit Garg

I might be wrong, but I meant writing to the logged in user's home directory. With a normally configured Linux box, applications could write to the same user's home directory without asking for explicit permissions, while with MacOS, this is not the case. MacOS asks for "Documents" permission before allowing an application to write in the home directory making the attack surface much less. I guess you could do some hardening to mitigate this

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Ben Sinclair

Maybe. I don't remember seeing that, but if it's the case, then if this is something bundled with a GUI app, people are probably just going to click "sure, ok" and if it's a CLI app, I doubt they'd get that prompt.