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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:55 pm    Post subject: keylogger precautions Reply with quote

for daily use in X environment i have a user which is not in the wheel group.
when i need root i press ctrl-alt-f1 to get into the terminal.

is this safe? couldnt be ctrl-alt-f1 intercepted and a fake text terminal displayed?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes its completely safe. The virtual console cant be intercepted, at least not without root access to your system.
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