Recently I had an experience that let me re-evaluate my approach to Security on Linux. I had updated my Desktop computer to the latest openSUSE Leap 15.2 version. I also installed the proprietary Nvidia drivers. At random points during the day I experienced a freeze of my KDE desktop. I cannot move my mouse or type on my keyboard. It probably involves Firefox because I always have Firefox open during these moments. So for a couple of days I try to see in my logs what is going on. In varlogmessages there is a very nice YaST module for that you can see the latest messages. .

Suddenly I see messages that I cannot explain. Below I have copied some sample log lines that give you an impression of what was happening. I have excluded the lines with personal information. But to give you an impression I could read line for line the names surnames addresses and e-mail addresses of all my family members in the varlogmesssages file. I thought I was being hacked.

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