I noticed that starting with Ubuntu 13.10 (or maybe 13.04), thunderbird crash reports are handled by apport, while they were handled by Mozilla's tool before.
How confidential are automatic crash reports made by apport ? I have not seen any option to tell that the program memory may include confidential information.
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I could not see any official information from Ubuntu pages, only How to use Apport to Report Bugs in Ubuntu | Ubuntu Manual dated 2011 that says:
If you were entering confidential information when the crash occurred you should click 'Cancel'.
For example, if thunderbird, evolution or any mail tool crashes:
- will the report include the internal state of the program, possibly including parts of e-mails that may include confidential (e.g. business) content ?
- will that possibly confidential content be sent to Ubuntu servers ? (that alone may be a problem)
- if yes, will it be treated confidentially or made a public bug report ?
Thank you for your attention.