@upgrade said in Security Features / DNS Encryption / Keystroke Encryption:
@terere said in Security Features / DNS Encryption / Keystroke Encryption:
Those things are mostly gimmick. DNS has nothing to do with your browser. You can change your DNS from your OS or Internet modem already.
The other things are nothing but marketing and can even decrease your security. A browser can't stop a keylogger. If you have malware running on your operating system, it's already game over. No browser or software can help you.
Thank you for the response.
Yes i know you can change DNS from OS or router but what if i did not want to change DNS for whole PC just for a browser then this option would work well.
Why would keylogger encryption not work if you had malware on PC? isnt that the point ok having they protection ?
Can you elaborate on why this wouldn't work please ?
Sure. Because the browser runs on top of your operating system. Not the other way around. The operating system is the one that takes the input from your keyboard or any other peripheral, the browser can't tap into those hardware drivers. Assuming your browser is encrypting keys, this has to be done from the browser correct. Which means the browser has to be open and running. The malware, assuming its running inside your OS can intercept keys before the browsers receive them. So there is no point in encrypting your words when I already have them. This is why its gimmick, adding no protection at all.
Think of this like the following. Android keyboards. Most people are not aware of this, but third-party keyboards can, in fact, read and access every single key, that means they can access EVERYTHING you type, including passwords. This is actually true for any software. So technically, Vivaldi could log everything you type and send it to their servers. This is why you should never install software you don't trust.
Now malware, in most cases, will trick the user into escalating privileges or will exploit something in the OS to gain the highest possible access. Think root on Linux or Administrator on Windows, also called super admin or user 0. But your browser does not run with those privileges (that would be extremely risky).
The malware has a higher access than your browser. Security in most operating systems consists of a ring approach. To make it simple, think the President of the US, he has several security circles around him, and you have to breach every one to get to him. But what if the breach is from the inside? What if its someone in the secret service that is already in the ring 0? That is how malware works. Your browser would be in ring 5 for example and can't see anything that happens inside ring0, but the malware is on ring0 and can see everything that happens in all other rings.
If you have malware on your system, its game over. You should not enter anything sensitive on that computer, no password, no credit cards, nothing. This is why you should also never use a computer you don't trust.
@remember These are not forum features, but browser features, and belong in the feature requests topic, ONE request per comment - so that people can upvote them if they like them.
I'm moving this topic to Vivaldi Browser/Feature Requests.
@ratti If you are a web developer, it should be easy for you. You can basically rewrite the whole UI of Vivaldi. It's just a matter of how skilled you are. Share your results on the modifications forum bard ^^
By the way, what's a download bar? Is it horizontal, vertical? What's on it?
At the moment this isn't possible but you could put those messengers in a webpanel so you don't have to leave your active tab.
To add a webpanel press "F4" --> click on the "+" on the left side --> enter url of your webbased messenger --> press ok
In Settings --> Keyboard --> section "View" you can ad shortcuts to fast access the correct panel if you like.
In case your messenger is shown incorrectly go to the webpanel and rightclick on the bar where the reload and homebutton of said panel are and select "use dektop version" or "use mobile version" as you like.
Of course this is just a workaround to your idea - so please feel free to post your feature suggestion in this thread so others can upvote your idea as you can do with the suggestion of other users to show importance for needs and wishes of the users to the vivaldi developers.
You can wait for Vivaldi to implement this, or you take a look at this forum board:
All of your issues can easily be addressed immediately (and for most of them there is already existing code), if you are willing to put a little work into it.
@meznaric said in REQUEST: Chrome TAB functionality:
If you use only couple of sites where you use this functionality you can define shortcuts under "Search" in settings. But you have a +1 from me, because it's really useful that you can do this on almost any page without having to do anything beforehand.
Yes, I know the setting exists, but if you're using multiple sites on a daily basis (such as GDrive, TPB, forums, YouTube etc.) it's a pain in the a** to switch the search engine each time. 👽