LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Password
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 07-14-2017, 10:19 AM   #1
ag33k
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2013
Location: Portugal
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 76

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Dialog box: Could not grab your mouse. A Malicious client may be eavesdropping on your session...


Today I received this dialog box
Could not grab your mouse
A Malicious client may be eavesdropping on your session or you may have just clicked a menu or some application just decided to get focus.


I don't know what it is. I never saw nothing like this before.
My computer had been with it's screen powered off by xscreensaver.
It was the first thing that I saw when touched my computer today. But it's running for days.
 
Old 07-14-2017, 10:26 AM   #2
rworkman
Slackware Contributor
 
Registered: Oct 2004
Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama (USA)
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 2,201

Rep: Reputation: 664Reputation: 664Reputation: 664Reputation: 664Reputation: 664Reputation: 664
Looks like that possibly comes from gksu (not sure what was trying to use it though) - here's some idea of what might have happened: https://bugs.launchpad.net/linuxmint/+bug/1443312
 
Old 07-14-2017, 10:46 AM   #3
Didier Spaier
LQ Addict
 
Registered: Nov 2008
Location: Paris, France
Distribution: Slint64-14.2 on Lenovo Thinkpad W520
Posts: 7,527

Rep: Reputation: 2480Reputation: 2480Reputation: 2480Reputation: 2480Reputation: 2480Reputation: 2480Reputation: 2480Reputation: 2480Reputation: 2480Reputation: 2480Reputation: 2480
I use a screensaver with LXDE and sometimes I see a black screen telling something like "this computer have been locked" and asking for a password although the system be not password protected and there be no field where to type something. Just pressing [Enter] makes this screen disappear. I assume that's just a developers' joke and your issue could be something similar, but that's just a guess.

Robby, this reminds me your famous "Don't click here"
 
1 members found this post helpful.
Old 07-14-2017, 06:41 PM   #4
Richard Cranium
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2009
Location: Carrollton, Texas
Distribution: Slackware64 14.2
Posts: 2,612

Rep: Reputation: 1077Reputation: 1077Reputation: 1077Reputation: 1077Reputation: 1077Reputation: 1077Reputation: 1077Reputation: 1077
Quote:
Originally Posted by Didier Spaier View Post
Robby, this reminds me your famous "Don't click here"
Now my clicking finger is sore.
 
1 members found this post helpful.
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Could not grab keyboard. A malicious client may be eavesdropping on your session. istabraq Linux - Desktop 1 12-01-2016 12:17 PM
Could not grab keyboard - A malicious client may have been eavesdropping your session jtech Linux - Newbie 2 11-25-2016 12:20 AM
Reproducing Alt-F2 run dialog effect (focus dialog box, dim and disable rest of desktop) in LinuxMint Cinnamon in other applications. kevin77v Linux - Desktop 0 01-20-2016 12:44 PM
How to print from web client without seeing a print dialog box dickgregory Programming 11 10-14-2011 04:36 PM
Could not grab mouse... malicious client eavesdropping? Timmi Linux - Security 3 10-17-2010 10:35 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:00 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration