Notifications are visible to anyone when screen is locked
meborc at gmail.com
Fri Jun 11 09:27:53 UTC 2010
On 11 June 2010 11:13, Vincent <mailinglists at vinnl.nl> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 9:57 AM, Kaspar Kööp <meborc at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> There are a lot of bugreports and blueprints concerning the notification
>> system so I really could not find if this has been discussed already or not,
>> but here goes:
>> If i am signed in to MSN (pidgin) and lock my screen (ctrl+alt+delete)
>> then the screensaver comes on and locks the screen BUT all the messages I
>> receive or other notifications are still visible (or rather appear as
>> normal) on the upper right corner of the screen.
>> I think when people lock their machine it is because of security reasons
>> and visible IM conversation is in no way secure.
>> Any thoughts?
> Sounds like a serious issue. Could you report it at bugs.ubuntu.comagainst gnome-screensaver? (Or perhaps xscreensaver, I suppose. Which
> version of Xubuntu are you using?)
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I'm using Xubuntu 10.04 with the standard xscreensaver 5.10
I have reported the bug and marked it security related. This means it is
private and can be seen only by me and the security team at the moment.
Sensitive information - email content and im conversations - make this a
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