On Tue, Sep 3, 2013 at 12:24 PM, Matthew Miller
On Tue, Sep 03, 2013 at 12:01:49PM -0400, Chris Bredesen wrote:
> >This is the Gnome 3 "shield". Hit ESC twice, or _drag_ the mouse
> >You're not the first person to be confused by this -- hopefully this can get
> >somewhat better in a future version.
> [Enter] works as well. Agreed, it should be clearer on the shield
> what the user needs to do to proceed.
It would also be nice for it to respond to modifier keys (shift, ctrl, alt),
as many people are conditioned to use these as the "safe" way to cleara
Is the 'Secure attention sequence" useful on Linux in general?
Supporting what people are used to is valuable in its own right, but
is there any security advantage to users using a special sequence to
commence unlocking in GNU+Linux?
I'd personally not want to use it because I've seen too many GNU+Linux
systems get rebooted by a C+A+D that was intended as a SAS.
And, really, I'd very much like the option to opt-out.
extension, but it doesn't work very well.)
On my Fedora 19 system, I can just ignore the shield and begin typing
my pass-phrase and it gets out of the way and I can log in like
normal. So I'm not particularly against the shield.
I'm still quite curious why the shield was created. i.e. If one was a
good idea, why aren't there seventeen? I'd personally like seeing the
shield stay down while locked, so that the length of my pass-phrase is