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Old 06-11-2010, 07:57 AM
Kaspar Kööp
 
Default Notifications are visible to anyone when screen is locked

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?


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Old 06-11-2010, 09:13 AM
Vincent
 
Default Notifications are visible to anyone when screen is locked

On Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 9:57 AM, Kaspar Kööp <meborc@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.com against gnome-screensaver? (Or perhaps xscreensaver, I suppose. Which version of Xubuntu are you using?)
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Old 06-11-2010, 09:27 AM
Kaspar Kööp
 
Default Notifications are visible to anyone when screen is locked

On 11 June 2010 11:13, Vincent <mailinglists@vinnl.nl> wrote:


On Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 9:57 AM, Kaspar Kööp <meborc@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.com against gnome-screensaver? (Or perhaps xscreensaver, I suppose. Which version of Xubuntu are you using?)

*



Kaspar
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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 security breach.

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