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Old 09-10-2003, 09:24 PM   #1
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X windows a security risk?


is X windows a security risk and if so how do you uninstall it in Redhat 8?
 
Old 09-10-2003, 09:59 PM   #2
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IMO anything that has some sort of networking capability can be a potential security risk. But I definitely prefer having GUI on the machine I work(play) on.
 
Old 09-10-2003, 10:16 PM   #3
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I suppose it could be, as noted. It's probably not enough of a risk to worry about unless you're talking about running it on some server that needs to have super-tight security, in which case you're probably not using it for its GUI capabilities anyway
 
Old 09-11-2003, 12:44 AM   #4
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X Windows itself will not make your computer insecure. Things such as choosing an easy to guess password, not having a firewall, etc. will

For a good doc try
http://www.linuxsecurity.com/docs/Se...dminGuide.html
 
Old 09-11-2003, 02:06 AM   #5
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Quote:
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X Windows itself will not make your computer insecure. Things such as choosing an easy to guess password, not having a firewall, etc. will
Well, running X does potentially open up port 6000; if you're running X apps remotely, there's another possible security concern, depending on how secure the network communication channel is.
 
  


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