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Re: Is _your_ Netscape under remote control
From: juphoff () tarsier cv nrao edu (Jeff Uphoff)
Date: Fri, 24 May 1996 16:49:21 -0400
"m" == martinh <martinh () mailhost emap co uk> writes:
m> Anyone else seen this? Netscape 1.1 and higher can be controlled
m> remotely. This can be abused in many ways as Netscape can be made to open
m> URL's add bookmarks, open local files and save local files without
m> informing the user.
m> The problem is that Netscape relies on X for it's protection, it can
m> write files without telling the user, and there are far too many open X
m> displays out there.
If you're xhosting the world then you've opened yourself up for such a
heap of other troubles (keystroke monitoring, etc.) that Netscape might
well be the least of your worries....
Jeff Uphoff - systems/network admin. | juphoff () nrao edu
National Radio Astronomy Observatory | juphoff () bofh org uk
Charlottesville, VA, USA | jeff.uphoff () linux org
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