Justin suggested a few interesting changes.
Template: gnome-applets/cpufreq_SUID_bit Type: boolean Default: false _Description: Should cpufreq-selector run with root privileges? The 'cpufreq-selector' program, part of the CPU Frequency Scaling Monitor can be setup to use superuser privileges when it is run ('SUID root'). . If you choose this option, any ordinary user will have the power to set the processor's clock frequency. However, this may also be potentially exploitable in security attacks. . The applet will continue to work if you choose to disable SUID for cpufreq-selector, but only for monitoring the CPU clock frequency. The applet may need to be restarted for a change to take effect. . If in doubt, accept the default of no SUID root. To change this setting later, run 'dpkg-reconfigure gnome-applets'.
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