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Compared to nearly all other screen lockers, xscreensaver hasn't suffered from (trivial) lock bypass flaws. Its author, jwz, puts a lot of effort into secure design. Check his blog for some detailed blog articles on the topic.

jwz.org/blog/2021/02/xscreensa

@_xhr_
The blogpost somehow sounded like it's an integral part now (and the README also mentions libsystemd as a needed dependency) - glad to hear that's not the case!

@Doomed_Daniel Since I run only non-systemd operating systems this would be a 100% showstopper for me :)

@_xhr_
I don't use screensaver (I may well try his) but I started reading his posts regarding screensavers and security risks. I am not much of a security expert, but I find it very instructive. Thx for sharing :)

@DavidBosman Yes, jwz's blog posts are insightful and sometimes quite entertaining :)

@_xhr_ Yeah, just can't put it down and get back to zork. This is really good :)

@_xhr_ I still think it's absolutely insane that Apple is censoring Xscreensaver on their platform (iOS) because they're worried about the political thoughts people might have while watching some of the screensavers.

@swiley Wow, never heard of this.

I usually use the blank screensaver so I never cared about the graphical ones.

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