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[SLUG] today's scary thought
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- Subject: [SLUG] today's scary thought
- From: Del <del@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2010 15:19:47 +1000
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Someone asked me today, as they often ask me about things Linux, if I had a Linux replacement
for their favourite "journal" app that they run on their (windows) PC. I asked what that
journal app did, and was told:
"You can set it to track when you open files of various types [in other applications] and how
long they are open for.". Further quizzing revealed that you can set it to record when those
files were opened, saved, closed, and when and where any saved and backup copies were stored.
I mentioned the security impacts of such an application, or even the fact that such an
application was possible, and left it at that.