Comment 14B Not new


Lack of GUI Isolation as Linux security flaw


Not new (Score: 4, Interesting)

by on 2014-04-18 17:01 (#14B)

This sort of thing has been known for a very long time -- for instance, the reason why most modern login managers restart the X server when you log out is to prevent somebody from leaving a program running that can access the next user's screen or keystrokes. Since the X Window protocol allows applications to find out about keypress events, it's not surprising that if you can run an arbitrary application then you can run a keylogger.

There are lots of keyloggers available for Windows, too; I'm not sure why the author thinks that this is somehow Linux-specific. She obviously is pushing her pet "Qubes OS" project.


Time Reason Points Voter
2014-04-18 17:41 Interesting +1
2014-04-19 13:06 Insightful +1
2014-04-20 00:55 Informative +1

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