security of the Vivaldi browser ?

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morganism
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security of the Vivaldi browser ?

Post by morganism » Sat Apr 09, 2016 11:15 pm

I like the FF browser for general web browsing, but i am wondering if switching to Vivaldi may be a good security option.

Security by obscurity doesn't usually work, and there will be little written about tweaks and obfuscation.

Does Vivaldi keep an SQL database of history also?

http://designhooks.com/meet-vivaldi-another-kind-browser-built-for-and-with-the-web/

https://vivaldi.com/
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:23.0) Gecko/20130410 Firefox/23.0

barbaz
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Re: security of the Vivaldi browser ?

Post by barbaz » Sat Apr 09, 2016 11:17 pm

It's based on Chrome's Blink engine, so it'll be about as good as Chrome security-wise. Well, that is, assuming they've done a good job designing their side of it and didn't introduce security problems...

(mozillaZine: http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=2998871)
*Always* check the changelogs BEFORE updating that important software!
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