Bug 2616 - Some locked screens allow snooping
Some locked screens allow snooping
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: xscreensaver (Show other bugs)
6.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-05-06 17:38 EDT by Chris Evans
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-05-10 09:57:57 EDT
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Description Chris Evans 1999-05-06 17:38:06 EDT
This is a lame bug. I apologise in advance :-)

Here goes. I assert that when I lock my screen with the
"Lock Screen" menu option of GNOME, this means I don't want
people looking at the contents of my screen.

However some of the screensavers work by slowly distorting
the existing contents of the screen so privacy can be
breached.

If I have not been clear _please_ drop me a note
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-05-07 15:03:59 EDT
if that's a problem, then don't pick a random screensaver. :)
Comment 2 Chris Evans 1999-05-08 08:20:59 EDT
OK, ok, I said it was a lame bug :-)

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