Bug 429459 - Sound should be turned off on locked screens
Sound should be turned off on locked screens
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-screensaver (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: jmccann
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-01-20 11:33 EST by Uno Engborg
Modified: 2015-01-14 18:20 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 00:49:10 EST
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Description Uno Engborg 2008-01-20 11:33:50 EST
Description of problem:

When users lock their screens they often do so, to prevent other people to peek
at or destroy their data when they are temporarily away. However, sound may
still be a security risk. There is the risk that the locked screen makes noises
that annoys the people around it, There is the risk that sound may reveal
sensitive information, There is the risk that sound is recorded.
The current behavior is a potential security risk.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run some sound application and lock screen
Actual results:
Hear the sound still playing

Expected results:
The sound and recording should be muted
Comment 1 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-01-22 09:41:24 EST
Jon, what are your thoughts on this?
Comment 2 jmccann 2008-01-22 23:03:28 EST
Some thoughts here:
Comment 3 Uno Engborg 2008-05-25 09:38:03 EDT
(In reply to comment #2)
> Some thoughts here:
> http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=347426#c8

That mostly covers sound output. However, what worries me most is sound input.
I.e. a locked computer used as a bugging device

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Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 00:49:10 EST
Fedora 8 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-01-07. Fedora 8 is 
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
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Comment 6 Uno Engborg 2009-05-17 14:47:01 EDT
This bug, still exists in Fedora 10

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