Re: Disabling X server access control
From: Thorsten Küfer (thorsten.kuefer_at_uni-muenster.de)
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2005 09:27:33 +0100
Menno Duursma wrote:
> On Tue, 11 Jan 2005 16:21:59 +0100, Thorsten Küfer wrote:
>>I used to disable the access control of the X server with 'xhost +' so that
>>I can easily connect as root.
> Better to use XAUTHORITY (and/or forwanding over SSH.)
>>What possibilities does this provide to other people?
> Lots ...
>>If they can connect, can they see my desktop
> Yes: xwd / xwud
>>or grap my keyboard?
> Probably: xspy
Oh, that's not very calming. What one silly command can do...