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  • gururise
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    Not cool for multi-user systems!

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  • johnc
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    definitely a show-stopper

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  • guzz46
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    Hang on, so unless I'm missing something all you have to do is press CTRL+ALT+Keypad-Multiply? I assume Keypad-Multiply is the button directly above the number 9 on my keypad? well I just tried those three button combinations and it did nothing, I'm running Linux Mint Debian Edition.

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  • gururise
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    Holy Crap!! I just tried this in ArchLinux with all the latest packages and it too is affected by this.

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  • An Easy But Serious Screensaver Security Problem In X.Org

    Phoronix: An Easy But Serious Screensaver Security Problem In X.Org

    I've been alerted this afternoon that there's an outstanding security vulnerability within the current X.Org Server that's receiving little attention. This active vulnerability could allow anyone with physical access to your system to easily bypass the desktop's screen lock regardless of your desktop environment...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTA0NTA
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