A small workaround exists in OS X for the use of the "sudo" command requiring authentication after 10 minutes of nonuse.
If you use the sudo command often to make changes to your system, you can adjust when it requires you to enter your password.
In an attempt to bridge the gap between users and traditional hardware devices, Cornell University engineering students create a sensor-enabled glove that controls an RC car.
Sudo security leak; sudo update fixes it
Panther authentication/security issues: sudo/sleep; Finder authentication
OS X Odds & Ends: iTunes crash; GroupWise/10.1 conflict?; sudo; 10.1.1 coming?
This week on the Mailbag, get schooled on the correct pronunciation of "sudo," something about a UUID and an fstab, and Podcast Central gets redesigned!
I'm very pleased that LegalTorrents.com has come along to prove that I'm not crazy when I say there are plenty of legal reasons to use torrents. And they even have a torrent of Bible 2.0. Probably with new commandments from the MPAA. We also chat about AMD and Intel making nice, and how long that might last. And Microsoft tries to patent sudo. Yes, they said, "Sudo grant me a patent," I'm sure.
Mac OS X comes with a standard set of UNIX command line tools for administering and otherwise running the computer, such as "sudo", "chown", and "chmod", which directly manage user permissions and file accessibility.
If you still need Java 6 for Web applets after installing Apple's latest updates, there is a way to restore it and override Apple's preference for the use of Oracle's Java 7.