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Bug #1157

Security issue with Xorg's shortcuts

Raphi111 - almost 3 years ago - .

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discussion
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Description

One thing that I stumbled on is that the Ctrl+Alt+Backspace shortcut is on by default within Xorg, while it's specificaly off by default on Arch Linux (https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Keyboard_configuration_in_Xorg#Terminating_Xorg_with_Ctrl.2BAlt.2BBackspace). I find that this behaviour is a small security issue because I'm used to use a minimal X screen locker that doesn't prevent the user to kill X using this shortcut to bypass the screen locker.
As Parabola/GNU works like Arch Linux in many ways, I wanted to know if this is a recent change in Arch Linux that will be changed in Parabola, or if this is a desired behaviour in Parabola that then should be mentionned somewhere in the wiki (I think) because it can be a risky behaviour.

I thought I'd ask here before adding it to the wiki.

Regards,

Raphaël Mélotte.

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