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Bug 2616

Summary: Some locked screens allow snooping
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Chris Evans <chris>
Component: xscreensaverAssignee: David Lawrence <dkl>
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG QA Contact:
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Priority: low    
Version: 6.0CC: notting
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Hardware: i386   
OS: Linux   
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Last Closed: 1999-05-10 13:57:57 UTC Type: ---
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Description Chris Evans 1999-05-06 21:38:06 UTC
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

If I have not been clear _please_ drop me a note

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-05-07 19:03:59 UTC
if that's a problem, then don't pick a random screensaver. :)

Comment 2 Chris Evans 1999-05-08 12:20:59 UTC
OK, ok, I said it was a lame bug :-)