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Am I missing something or is this a HUGE security flaw?

If someone told me he could enter in my accout if I left my screen
locked I would say he's nuts, but that's exactly what I found out.

It is a simple combinated use of X and xlock when xdm isn't used.

How? Let's say someone simply locks his computer with xlock.

All you need to do is change to text virtual console 1 with
CTRL-ALT-F1 (or whatever console X was started in) and press
CTRL-C. That will kill X and give you the person's login.

Am I missing something?

Luiz Otavio L. Zorzella                 Product Engineer
zorzella@conexware.com          http://www.conexware.com

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