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Firms fall through Unix security flaw
The flaw was discovered by UK security consultancy ProCheckUp which released the details before official Cert verification, because a freely available hacker's scanner was found to be already searching for the hole. The problem centres on the default configuration of the X Display Manager Control Protocol (XDMCP), which allows remote access.
When this is enabled, hackers can gain access and are presented with a graphical list of users and usernames on that box. They only have to crack the password to take control.
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