Re: [dev] slock - cannot log in

From: pancake <>
Date: Thu, 17 Dec 2009 12:50:57 +0100

On 12/17/2009 12:46 PM, Anselm R Garbe wrote:
> 2009/12/17 pancake<>:
>> I wonder if it could be possible to add a static password for slock.
>> The reason is that because of dpms, it is common to type the password
>> without seeing anytihng on screen and then with dpms on discover that
>> somebody in the chat told you something and you replied with your
>> password.
>> No, this never happened to me ;) but it's a possible scenario, another one
>> i can imagine is that somebody just lock your X with a modified slock to
>> retrieve your user password.
>> If the slock password gets different from the user one it will be good
>> because this way your user password keeps as secret as is. And you
>> dont need to type it for everything.
>> I would like to see such option in config.h (not mandatory)
>> Do somebody agrees?
> DPMS is removed from slock in hg tip because of these issues.
> Kind regards,
> Anselm
But I liked to have my monitor switched off while not being in front...

i press control to make the screen light go back again before typing my
password and see if i'm logged or not.

the problem i was trying to expose is about the password itself.
Received on Thu Dec 17 2009 - 11:50:57 UTC

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