Should we have a "for paranoid user" doc?

RESOLVED WONTFIX

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www.mozilla.org
General
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enhancement
RESOLVED WONTFIX
15 years ago
6 years ago

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(Reporter: Daniel Wang, Assigned: Neil Marshall)

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Description

15 years ago
Following today's newsgroup discussion, I'm wondering if we should have doc on
cleaning history, typed history, cache, etc. Currently, cleaning history does
not necessarily clean history.dat and localstore.rdf. localstore.rdf is a text
file, and you can retrieve some info from other files if you open them in Notepad.

There will be at least two problems:
Privacy is mostly an OS issue, so we'll have to discuss OS privacy and security.
The upside is system adminstrators will be interested. The downside is that OS
is probably outside of our or users' expertise.

The second problem is we can do nothing about e-mail, which is way more
sensitive than history, bookmarks, etc.
Personally, I think our efforts would be better-spent making the profile not
world-readable and then not having to explain to people what information we're
protecting... ;)
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Comment 2

15 years ago
wontfix then
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Product: mozilla.org → Websites
Component: www.mozilla.org → General
Product: Websites → www.mozilla.org
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