Passwords are unencrypted

  • Vivaldi's developers doing a great work, but I think its important to know what now ( Vivaldi saves logins and passwords on a disk as [b]plaintext[/b], although only who had run the browser at save time can read it (0600 permissions on Linux). I wrote proof-of-concept tool that print your stored credentials, get it at [url=][/url].

  • It would be great to have a master password, which can be used to store passwords encrypted. That password could be asked for either every time you access a page which you have login data stored for for, or the first time you access such a page per session (maybe choosable in settings). I never store passwords in any browser especially because they are not encrypted, a master key would solve this problem in an amazing way IMO.

    Kind Regards,

  • O_o

  • Moderator

    AFAIK, passwords are not easily readable (text/hex editor, SQLite viewer…) in Login Data file, so it's the same issue than Opera (without master password) had for a long time with the wand.dat file (search unwand.cpp 🙂 ).
    BTW, thanks for the tool :woohoo:

  • Which would be notable, except it's only useful to a person who has access to your physical machine. If someone has this access who shouldn't, you have a lot more to worry about than your browser password file.

  • It's like chrome(ium), it's using the systems password safe. With OSX (keyring), KDE (wallet) or GNOME (keyring) you're safe, windows is lacking a useful password safe.

  • Vivaldi Translator

    This topic should be in the section for the browser development.
    This section is for those of us that have blogs here, to discuss security topics in.

    I wish they had setup a forum on the other site.

  • Vivaldi Team

    Windows encrypts the passwords in Login Data using the Windows crypto api, and the key is unique for the hardware installation.


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