Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#9196 closed bug (fixed)

Screensaver lock - get around password lock

Reported by: hey68you Owned by: axeld
Priority: normal Milestone: R1
Component: Preferences/ScreenSaver Version: R1/alpha4.1
Keywords: security lock Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Platform: All


1) Setup a password lock for the screen saver 2) When the screen saver starts, move your mouse 3) The password entry with the unlock button appears. 4) Instead of entering the correct password, use the convenience short-cut method to move the window (the screenblanking window that is just below the password entry dialog) over to right more than half-way away from the middle of the screen, and now you see the screen again.

"CTRL ALT + left mouse Click and drag with left mouse button to move a window"

I guess the patch would be a way to disable the short cut while the screen blanker window is up. 5) press ctrl+alt+delete to bring up the Team Monitor 6) select the screen blanker processs and kill it!

You have now bypassed Password entry!

Attachments (2)

Change History (6)

comment:1 by diver, 8 years ago

patch: 01

comment:2 by diver, 8 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Fixed in hrev44945.

comment:3 by diver, 8 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: closedreopened

B_NOT_MINIMIZIBLE should be added as well, reopening.

comment:4 by siarzhuk, 8 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: reopenedclosed

Applied in hrev44947. thanks.

Note: See TracTickets for help on using tickets.