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Re: Lock screen does not work for root in gnome



tir, 19.10.2004 kl. 19.57 skrev Matthew Miller:
> On Tue, Oct 19, 2004 at 07:34:48PM +0200, Kyrre Ness Sjobak wrote:
> > I agree. Make it an option in gdmsetup, or even better, make some kind
> > of nice little "warning" box popup at startup. This box should contain a
> > short, informative text, an "OK" button, an "OK, log me out" button, and
> > a "please don't show me this again".
> 
> I don't think it should have "please don't show me this again" -- that's too
> easy to click without really thinking. One should have to know what they're
> doing to disable it.

If the user does that, that is indeed the users problem. If the user
wants to kill his/her box with a shotgun (i heard sombody did that to an
old (not then, but...) mac when it didn't do as she told it to...), they
are in their full right to do so.

And to sombody who said that "computers are designed to be usefull not
secure" is the same as "computers are not meant to be secure" - i
interprited that as "computers are made to be both usefull and secure".
Anyway, how much is a computer that the user cant use because it is to
tigthly locked up, worth? Why dont we remove tcp/ip altogether? Or
simply the kernel? If the user cant boot it, then it is *really* secure.
And make it forget all data that is saved to disk, just to make sure
that it cant be read later by somebody evil?

Security can go to far. I do not think security is a bad thing - i just
think that it should not get in the way when it is not nesessary.

Kyrre


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