X.org screensaver bypass found
Posted Jan 19, 2012 17:03 UTC (Thu) by Kit
Parent article: X.org screensaver bypass found
Wow, now that's pretty unsettling.
Simply throwing a window up over the other windows has bothered me for several years (ever since the first time I saw GAIM open a window over a locked screen saver!). It seemed like a hack just to have something (sort of like the login screen on Windows 9x, where clicking 'cancel' would log you in anyways!).
Obviously a determined attacker with physical access will be able to eventually bypass any protection... but one would at least hope that the measures in place would be enough to defeat the casual walker-byer!
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