I may be wrong, but I get the sense by reading some of the posts about security that third party plugins cannot be 100% guaranteed to be secure and therefore there is the isolated possibility that your notes could potentially be uploaded or accessed.
I realize that to be safe I should just keep information off of a computer that is internet connected or will ever be internet connected, or just computers in general.
However, I am wondering if it is 100% safe to install obsidian and third party plugins on an offline computer then create a vault with sensitive information in it, then remove that vault from the hard drive, uninstall Obsidian/plugins, then connect that computer to the internet.
I guess I am asking, do plugins potentially have the ability to save files outside the vault or Obsidian installation program folder or any folders where Obsidian leaves behind data after an uninstall? This is not ruling out the chance that there could be malware on the computer. However, I am ruling out scenarios where the malware alone was capable of uploading this data without the help of the plugins.
I truly am sorry to bring up such a negative thought, but I am genuinely very curious about this as I have forced myself to avoid many obviously helpful tools out of fear. This is really a compliment and represents how useful I find Obsidian that I am asking.
So really, I am just wondering how warranted my fear is, assuming that the data I am concerned about is priceless and would be just as well left out of Obsidian and off of the computer.
But obviously, if I knew it was 100% safe, I would like to use Obsidian with it, which is why I ask. If I can get a good answer, I would be happy to delete this topic as I am definitely not trying to imply any risks unnecessarily.
And please let me know if I have crossed a line with this question, and I will delete this and go to some security forum or something. I just don’t have any security experts to consult so I figured I would go to the source, since my question is unique to Obsidian, I think.
Thanks and sorry for such a downer question.