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[Solved]Security breach:Spam shortcut appears in speeddial

  • Using Opera Portable 39.0.2256.48 (Dutch)on several systems.
    On all systems a entry(Internet shortcut) appeared in Opera speeddial since last week.
    When deleted i did not return sofar.

    That it's possible to force spam/shortcuts into my speeddail is a serious security problem.

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  • Opera is known to add speed dials for new affiliates (companies which pay them to be listed) when an update is installed. In most cases you can delete it and forget about it, but for some people it may reappear with the next update. No security issue nor spam, it is one way they make money to pay their employees and investors. If you don't like them making money that way, suggest another to them.

  • Ah, when that's all there is to it im fine with it, Opera must get revenue's somewhere keeping the software free.

    I was afraid some of the extensions forced speeddail entry's in, that would be another ballgame.

    Thanks for the clear answer, sgunhouse.