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Linux Security Issue

September 20th, 2005 Leave a comment Go to comments

This is something to think about! If I log in to Linux at the Terminal (i.e. not using SSH or Telnet or …, but literally being sat at the computer) as an ordinary user, do a bit of work, and then log out again; most of the time the screen is not cleared for the new Login prompt. Therefore, if anyone were to be able to look at the screen, they would be able to see what I had been doing.

Now to me, that seems like one hell of a security issue. Has any one else noticed this, or is it just me? Is there any reason for it, and it is me just not realising?

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