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Old 11-24-2016, 11:07 AM   #1
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Could not grab keyboard - A malicious client may have been eavesdropping your session

I am getting the following error when I try to focus on the Whisker menu in Mint 18 Xfce 64 bit.

Using the command
sudo grep -ral 'malicious client may be eavesdropping' /usr /bin /lib /var

I managed to get those programs which likely generate this error and I got 2 programs. They are:


Now, I don't understand what should I do after know it?

In my Window Manager settings I have,

Checked: Automatically give focus to newly created windows.
Checked: Automatically raise windows when they receive focus

Delay is set to 0.

In Window Manager Tweaks I have,

Checked: Activate Focus Stealing Prevention
Checked: Honor standard ICCCM focus hint

I don't understand why, even after activating the focus stealing prevention, I get this error? How to solve it?

Old 11-24-2016, 10:34 PM   #2
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You could search /proc for the programs using For example,

for x in /proc/[0-9]*; do
cd "${x}"
if [ -e './exe' ] && ldd ./exe | grep -F -- '' &> /dev/null; then
echo '===='
echo -n "pid ${x##*/} "
cat ./comm
echo '===='
That will search all running programs and print out which programs are using that library. It may make more obvious which program is causing the log. Learn more about the /proc filesystem.
Old 11-25-2016, 12:20 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by sag47 View Post
How to find the suspicious process out of them?

Last edited by jtech; 11-25-2016 at 12:21 AM.


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