Opened 7 years ago

Closed 10 months ago

#10487 closed defect (worksforme)

TBB OS X: Last directory recorded in /Users/User/Library/Preferences/

Reported by: DrMikeTwiddle Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: macosx, tbb-3.5, tbb-3.0, tbb-disk-leak
Cc: Actual Points:
Parent ID: Points:
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It's not a huge big deal, but worth mentioning TBB 3.5 OS X leaves a record of the last download directory in org.mozilla.torbrowser.plist:



Some say there is no security through obscurity, correct I'm sure, but no need to specifically point to the directory or volume (even if encrypted) about where data via Tor is being downloaded to.

Seems to be quite a challenge to lock down TBB on OS X. Has anyone checked the status of things like /var/folders lately ?

Child Tickets

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by DrMikeTwiddle

Summary: TBB OS X: Last directory recorded in User/Library/Preferences/TBB OS X: Last directory recorded in /Users/User/Library/Preferences/

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by arma

Component: Firefox Patch IssuesTor bundles/installation
Keywords: tbb-3.5 tbb-3.0 tbb-disk-leak added; TBB 3.5 org.mozilla.torbrowser.plist removed
Owner: changed from mikeperry to erinn
Version: Tor: unspecified

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by erinn

Keywords: needs-triage added

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by erinn

Component: Tor bundles/installationTor Browser
Keywords: macosx added; OS X removed
Owner: changed from erinn to tbb-team

comment:5 Changed 3 years ago by teor

Severity: Normal

Set all open tickets without a severity to "Normal"

comment:6 Changed 10 months ago by gk

Keywords: needs-triage removed
Resolution: worksforme
Status: newclosed

I don't see this anymore on a recent macOS 10.14 system with Tor Browser 9.5a3.

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