Subject: Re: protection against login trojans?
To: Jim Wise <>
From: Geert Hendrickx <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 04/07/2005 11:01:09
On Wed, Apr 06, 2005 at 11:29:10AM -0400, Jim Wise wrote:
> Traditionally, many Unixes have supported a `secure login path' 
> extension, which would, upon receiving a `break' character on a terminal 
> line, kill the processes using that terminal -- in the case where getty 
> was running, this would simply result in getty being respawned, and in 
> the case where a trojan was running, this would kill it, also resulting 
> in getty being respawned.

Yes, that's exactly what I meant.  Like Ctrl+Alt+Backspace on X.  

> I don't know that NetBSD supports this, but if not, it would be worth 
> implementing...