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Re: a small C program to test xdm's /dev/mem reading on your architecture

On Mon, Aug 26, 2002 at 09:10:54PM +0200, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> Also, reading /dev/mem doesn't sound very secure at all (even if it works)
> because the patterns in the memory of a computer are probably predictable
> and a lot of information can be observed from the outside (which processes
> are running etc).

why do you assume that xdm uses the raw result from /dev/mem?  running,
say, md5 over the results would give you something as close to random
as i doubt you could find a difference.

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