Comment 146 X is from a different time


Lack of GUI Isolation as Linux security flaw


X is from a different time (Score: 5, Interesting)

by on 2014-04-18 13:47 (#146)

X is from a time when flexibility was considered more important than security. So I'm not surprised it is weak in this respect.

If you create a second login session at the display manager, I think that would be shielded from the first: they would be talking to the same X server, but to different displays. If I understand X correctly, snooping is possible between applications connected to the same display (X display, not a physical monitor).


Time Reason Points Voter
2014-04-18 15:52 Interesting +1
2014-04-18 17:41 Interesting +1
2014-04-19 13:06 Interesting +1
2014-04-21 12:29 Interesting +1

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