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Submission + - Linux's big security blooper finally fixed? (moblinzone.com) 1

nerdyH writes: An architect of the Moblin Project has announced that Moblin 2.0 for netbooks and nettops is the first Linux distribution to run the X server as the logged-in user, rather than SUID'd to root. The fix to this decades-old security liability comes thanks to "NRX" (No-root X) technology reportedly developed by Intel, Red Hat, and others in the X community, and the Moblin-sponsored "Secure X" project. Besides making Linux netbooks a lot more snoop-proof, it seems like this could lead to an xhosting renaissance of sorts, since you wouldn't be risking the whole system just to open up a specific user's account to remote X servers.

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