Re: [Okular-devel] [Bug 267350] filling out a PDF form saves data to some file i ~/.kde/share/apps/okular/docdata/
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- Subject: Re: [Okular-devel] [Bug 267350] filling out a PDF form saves data to some file i ~/.kde/share/apps/okular/docdata/
- From: Dan Armbrust <daniel.armbrust.list@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2012 17:44:32 -0600
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> Sorry, I can't say that, i know it exists, I've known it for ages, i just
> don't feel it is the next think i have to do in my life (next thing is getting
> my Kindle and reading some stuff), if you think it is important, do it
> yourself or get some money and hire someone to fix it, i know a few KDE devels
> willing to take money to fix stuff.
So, you have proven that you don't take a security issue seriously.
Are there any other developers that do?
The easy fix is to disable this feature until it can be redeveloped
with some thought about proper handling of peoples data.
But I can't seem to convince Albert that this is anything more than a
run-of-the-mill bug, or even a feature request.
>> Any computer in the world that is configured as a public terminal
>> - say - in a library - where people download tax forms, fill them in
>> and print them continues to dump peoples personal data into a clear
>> text file, without their knowledge or authorization. And anyone else
>> can come along and take that information.
> This is free software and as you can read in the GPLv2 license "This program
> is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY;
> without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A
> PARTICULAR PURPOSE."
Yeah. I'm sure that will make the victims of identity theft feel a lot better.
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