From: John P. Looney (john at domain antefacto.com)
Date: Fri 05 Apr 2002 - 18:14:35 IST
On Fri, Apr 05, 2002 at 06:06:12PM +0100, Paul Jakma mentioned:
> On Fri, 5 Apr 2002, Liam Bedford wrote:
> > xhost + allows every machine to run apps on your Xserver, so you should do
> it allows anyone to /connect/ to your X server.
> trivial little distinction, but an X application connecting to your
> server and popping up an unwanted window is the least of the problems.
Or worse still, workmates could set up cron jobs running something like
DISPLAY=pixelbeat:0 xv -root -q -max /var/tmp/ten_ton_orgy.jpg
on your work machine while you are showing something to management. Not
that that would happen in real life. But it could.
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