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Re: Netscape hole without .Xauthority (fwd)
good points, Christian!
more and more, networks are becoming flooded with X traffic. although X
has always been known to be a potential security hole, i think X-attacks
are going to increase dramatically in the coming months.
i commonly hear of sights with Xauthority enabled, only to have the user
community type "xhost +" at the prompt. bad karma. the days of pumping
rude & crass noises to someone else's workstation will soon graduate to
more nefarious and insidious attacks.
is anyone looking into a means of securing X (above and beyond the current
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