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Re: Xemacs wont run under SU, is it normal?

Remco Blaakmeer wrote:

> The problem with this is, that 'everyone' is not limited to users logged
> in on your computer. If you use it, and it works, this means that anyone
> can access your display. This includes reading every key you touch on your
> keyboard, so it will be easy for a hacker to catch any passwords you type
> under X.

Quite right.  I'm just used to the fact that we are 

a. behind a firewall
b. have about 10 machines which all have the same accounts and
passwords, including root
c. only 3 people working here in this lab
d. not as secure as we should be.


Alfonso E. Urdaneta                                 VOX: 407.729.3840
Harris Corp/Transcomm Division                      FAX: 407.729.1962
PO Box 5100, MS 6B.3827        mailto:aurdanet@vangogh.ess.harris.com
Melbourne, FL 32902.5100          http://www.transcomm.ess.harris.com

The Harris Corporation agrees with everything I say.

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