Bug 2025 - xscreensaver virus?
xscreensaver virus?
Product: Red Hat Contrib|Net
Classification: Retired
Component: rhcn (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-04-06 23:25 EDT by quasa
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Description quasa 1999-04-06 23:25:25 EDT
I downloaded xscreensaver today and installed it.
I ran it in demo mode and specifically was looking
at the `xjack' screensaver, when I noticed that
the seek light on my external hard disk was on.
The disk was not mounted and is connected to a scsi card.
I am 99.999% certain that no other program that I was
running would have been attempting to access the external
scsi drive. Thus I am almost certain that xscreensaver was
accessing the drive. I see no reason for this, and am
worried that my system security might be compromised.
I ran a find to see which files had been modified and did
not find anything unexpected..

All information/advice welcome.


Anthony Quas
Comment 1 David Lawrence 2000-05-15 12:20:59 EDT
RHCN has been discontinued and therefore this bug report is being closed. If you
have any questions about why this bug should not have been closed please direct
to bugzilla-owner@redhat.com. Sorry for any inconvenience.

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