Ubuntu Desktop Security Defaults

John McCabe-Dansted gmatht at gmail.com
Sat Apr 18 06:59:55 UTC 2009

On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 10:24 AM, Null Ack <nullack at gmail.com> wrote:
> X security. He makes what seems to be a very sound suggestion about
> Plash and hooking into GTK, thus overcoming the problem of needing to
> in advance make determinations about what a desktop user might do and
> the X security problems.

Chromium also uses this technique, using a trusted file open dialog
box, to prevent a subverted renderer process from uploading arbitrary

IMHO, Chromium has a very nice architecture.

John C. McCabe-Dansted
PhD Student
University of Western Australia

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