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Root needed?
Authored by: incongruity on Mar 11, '03 02:50:05PM

Think security.

If you didn't need root access, this tip would be a serious security flaw.



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Root needed?
Authored by: kirkmc on Mar 12, '03 03:46:43AM

Why?


Kirk



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Root needed?
Authored by: robophilosopher on Aug 11, '03 10:36:09PM

The reason why is that this trick doesn't only work for the login screen; you can capture the screen at any point this way. If you didn't need root access, then you could, in theory, capture screenshots of what someone else was doing from another room. Particularly a problem on shared computers.



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