Screen should lock when bluetooth connection is lost

Bug #255247 reported by Edouard Lafargue
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BlueProximity
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Bug Description

When walking away from a PC using BlueProximity, sometimes the bluetooth connection is broken before the screen lock threshold gets activated: in this case, this means that the PC will remain unlocked while the user is away - this situation can be considered as a security vulnerability from a usage standpoint.

A good improvement would be to add an option in the preferences dialog to lock the screen in case the bluetooth connection is broken: this would ensure that whatever happens, the user is sure that the computer will never stay unlocked when he/she's away.

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Lars Friedrichs (l-friedrichs) wrote :

Ok, I dind't think of this scenario before. I'll check on that and add a detection and option. This should be handled with care since it would lead to locking the screen if your connection breaks while the phone is still next to the computer (e.g. the phone quits the connection).
I'l put it on the list.

Changed in blueproximity:
status: New → Confirmed
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