Re: [Usability] time stamps and privacy
- From: Reinout van Schouwen <reinouts gnome org>
- To: usability <usability gnome org>
- Subject: Re: [Usability] time stamps and privacy
- Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2008 17:22:56 +0100
Op dinsdag 25-03-2008 om 18:45 uur [tijdzone -0400], schreef Caleb
> Ah, now I understand this better. Thanks for clearing it up.
> > I have some sensitive images on media. I am on the road
> > and I use a guest account on a third party’s computer to
> > access a file on that media. Thumbnails are generated and
> > left behind on the third party computer to be harvested!
> > I wonder how many users are aware of this potential
> > security risk, and if there is a way to prevent it.
This reminds me of the infamous Trash problem, where deleting a file on
removable media wouldn't really delete it but throw it in a local .Trash
folder instead. This may have been fixed in 2.22,
Back on topic, I recently read another thread about purging the
thumbnails cache after a certain period. The solution to the problem
brought up here should IMHO be that thumbnails of files on removable
devices _can_ be created but that they should always be purged
_immediately_ after it is disconnected. More generally speaking,
thumbnails of inaccessible files on any volume should be purged, just
with a lower priority.
Did anyone file a bug yet?
Reinout van Schouwen
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