Major Privacy Problem
blackbird71 last edited by
@cozza said in Major Privacy Problem:
This is a problem when several people are working on a computer. If you forget to close the browser, the next one can see your browsing history (the entries), and that's a "no go"!
If I get you correctly, you are saying unless you close the browser, your local cookie history would be available to anyone who knows where to find them? Is that the main point of your argument? ...
I think he's saying that the data details get deleted, but not the entry titles for each site visited, He wrote: "...If you do not close the browser, then all entries of the "Offline Data" and "Cookies" are retained. The data appears to be deleted, but not the entries. Everyone can then see which websites you have visited."
A Former User last edited by A Former User
@blackbird71 Eh? Looking at the cookies, local cookies are the only ones that remain after clearing data. They tell you the site visited and time visited. All other cookies are deleted. After browsing, simply pressing ctrl+shift+del (and deleting data) followed by ctrl+shift+x to close will get rid of all browsing data (and remember to sign out if on a shared PC). Whether it's a bug or not, it's still that simple to do and easy to remember. If cookies remained even after closing the browser, which they don't, then we'd have a major security flaw.
bitrat last edited by
Yes, I sent the bug to the Dev-Team.
@leocg / @Cozza
There are many situations in which you need to share a PC for Internet access, for example, if the network administrator does not allow freelancers to access the corporate network, or in a large family, or in a shared flat with only one PC. So there are so many such situations ... We can discuss that for an infinite amount of time, but that will not fix the bug.
Why do the cookies and offline entries remain visible after deletion? I am not sure if this is just an error of the GUI, or if the data can still be found in a cache or a database, which can be read by a website !?
A good browser also has to be fault-tolerant ...
Thanks for your contributions.
Thanks blackbird71 and burnout426, we are on the same track.
Let's see what the Opera Dev-Team does.
A Former User last edited by
Thought you all might like to know, I've recently been testing Opera Developer v50 and as far as I can see, ALL cookies are being deleted when either using 'Clear browsing data' or manually deleting them without needing to close the browser. Please run your own tests to confirm. Perhaps Opera took notice of the bug report (I sent one too).
nvmjustagirl last edited by
@nvmjustagirl I can see the padlock here on 50.
50.0.2759.0 64-Bit on vpn not locking..
i dunno about w/o vpn.. all was versons was with vpn on..
Thanks@leocg be updating soon !
ok i already got 50.0.2762.4 64-Bit Portable
Lock not locking while on vpn @ https://forums.opera.com/
Doubled checked.. Only Stable 49.0.27725.34 x64 Portable locks the lock while vpn is on..
nvmjustagirl last edited by nvmjustagirl
@leocg broken profile,, thanks i use stable, beta, and dev...sumtimes i backup profles but me thought i could use the profle back ups on any version ! Guess not lol
Lets say i back up profile from stable version and then intsall beta or dev.. then use stable 's back up profile and overwite the default beta or dev.. n e ways they all work.. lol
nvmjustagirl last edited by
I did a clean install of 50.0.2762.4 64-Bit Portable with default profile then opened Private window and Browsed to https://forums.opera.com/ Green lock engaged and working with vpn on Thanks @leocg !
weird thing tho while i was messing in settings.. and dunno if this will work for everybody ? But lemme know if it does ! I unchecked box Continue where I left off and then checked
Open a specific page or set of pages Set pages and I typed the word blahk in box for my home page...then guess what happened
i now have vpn on as soon as i start Opera ! ! lol wow
burnout426 Volunteer last edited by
Seems it is/was a Chromium issue. https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=765011