[winswitch] is xpra secure?

Antoine Martin antoine at nagafix.co.uk
Wed Sep 4 11:43:38 BST 2013

On 04/09/13 03:25, Thomas Koch wrote:
> Hi,
> I plan to use xpra to connect to untrusted software (Skype, Browser with 
> Flash, Eclipse with plugins). I learned that SSH -x is not save for this 
> purpose since clients could sniff my keyboard input or send arbitrary data to a 
> terminal.
> Is xpra saver than SSH -x?

Xpra only forwards the pixels, mouse and keyboard events are only
forwarded whilst the window is in focus or directly under the mouse, the
client applications do not have access to your local display at all.
They are not even aware that it exists.


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