Wishlist for Privacy and Security Features



  • Hi Vivaldi Team, I would request and like to see these following 'Privacy and Security' Features in Vivaldi Browser - No communication with Google - Blocks tracking software by default - Stops auto playing of media files (Flash and Java are click-to-play – greatly reducing the risk of drive-by downloads) - Blocks third party cookies - Private browsing by default - Phishing & Malware Protection - Each tab is sandboxed (a sandbox provides controls to help prevent one program from making changes to others, or to your environment) - Strip out referring URLs across domains to protect user privacy - Block access to websites behind user firewall to prevent Intranet hacking Hope to see these features in Final release :) Thanks and Regards Rafale


  • Vivaldi Translator

    • Performing an ipconfig /flushdns when deleting private data or during / after a private browsing session. Most users have no idea much of their browsing history is still stored on the OS level when not doing this.
    • Fixing the RequestAnimationFrame history leakage bug by ignoring active or pending link repaints for the purpose of firing a pending RequestAnimationFrame.


  • Hello Guys!

    User since Opera 4.0. iOS developer myself.

    Why I loved Opera? NOT because it's:

    • full of features built-in
    • or super fast

    It's because it's SECURE in my point of view. Most of the browser hacks are made for IE, Mozilla, Chrome, Safari and only then comes Opera. Why is that? Because Opera uses it's own rendering engine (till version 12 hehe).

    I've read in some article that it would take a lot of time to make your own engine and because of that you will be using Chrome's webkit..

    I think it is crucial to make an own rendering engine. And don't forget to fix the youtube playback lags on it.

    PS: And try to make a software so secure that even when the NS4 knocks at your company door then they will have no chance at getting the user's data afterwards. I've seen Opera included in the PR1SM leaked documents. Wtf.



  • I want all the above PLUS your own rendering engine not chromium or firefox's. chromium still uses too much cpu and even too much more memorey, about the same as Firefox. ….sigh



  • I am very hopeful with Vivaldi after using it a while and here is my suggestion for a security feature.

    I am quite confident you will make the browser as secure as chrome by default. However I (and many others) am addicted to the extension NoScript that is available to Firefox. I know that its developer intended to implement it also for chrome but the architecture did not allow that and so after not being able to convince google to make the changes he gave up.

    What NoScript does is that it blocks all scripts before they are loaded to the client. The user has the option to selectively allow which scripts can be loaded, using a drop down list. It can block flash as well as java and others, it blocks XSS by default and many extras.

    Not having NoScript for chrome is my main reason for not making the change from Firefox. So my big wish is to either have something similar with the same functionality built-in to Vivaldi or at least from the start architecture the code so an extension such as that can be implemented.



  • Agree re NoScript; i use that in Pale Moon. In absence of that in Opera [15 - 29] & Chromium, i use HTTP Switchboard https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/http-switchboard/mghdpehejfekicfjcdbfofhcmnjhgaag . This seems to work in Opera, maybe also in Chromium [though the Extensions page is noting a conflict with Ghostery]. Sadly after importing this Extension into V i had to disable it; tis not a happy little camper at the moment. I'll retry once a future build overtly supports Chrome Extensions.



  • Perhaps this is not the most appropriate spot for this, but you need to turn OFF showing a user's email address to "Everyone" by default in their profile. I went through all the settings when I registered, but somehow missed the email privacy setting.

    I suddenly started getting a great deal of spam in an account that I have had for over 10 years and until signing up here, never received spam. When I rechecked the settings this morning and saw profile email addresses are shown to "everyone" by default, I lost 90% of my newfound affection for Vivaldi.



    • Load Plugins by Click
      But most important:
    • Delete Cookies (and other data) on closing - really miss this. And a per-page setting for this.


  • I'd like to request that the mail client has PGP/GPG support when it comes.

    Thanks



  • I am new to Vivaldi, use to use Opera; but haven't for 3 or 4 years.
    I have been looking for a way to connect Vivaldi to a proxy or to connect it to the
    Tor network.



  • HTTP Switchboard was replaced by uBlock and uMatrix which are quite nice. I love the interface he came up with for quickly blocking/unblocking + all the power features if you go to the options pages.



  • A built-in option to block Javascript by default would be fantastic.



  • Why not block Flash?
    Most of the malware can be found in Flash but since most adverts and sites has to use Flash, you allow this. This racket is based on serious misunderstanding of the threat, which is that code access your computer to spy.
    The real problem is access to 127.0.0.1 as a "server", and opening new ports to allow access by others. Now, Vivaldi use OpenDNS to stop phishing, you have "Task Manager" to trace sub-processes, what about blocking backdoor access? On Mac, I can see that "Vivaldi" opens local ports, but cannot identify the villain. So long before blocking scripts, could you make a menu crop-up, or just as "Task Manager" show which site / tab has opened various ports: "Who is spying on you". If FaceBook has pulled a style sheet that someone has infected, the tab has to be closed, and if this is not enough they have managed to create something that requires the browser to be restarted. This makes an old feature relevant again: refresh all from site and with 40Mbps Internet access - what is the value of a browser "Cache"?



  • Sorry again:

    Can we get a special "Internet" user group?
    The group contains Vivaldi, Flash and Java as users.
    Let us then figure out a way to configure this, which can ban all access to local files and directories to both Flash and Java / Javascript. It will open for a unique Vivaldi feature: Change user ID, to allow files to be uploaded by to the net by the browsers.

    Windows will have to find a way - that is their problem but you solve a lot of problems this way that will make the browser unique.



  • I agree with above, and would also like to see site-by-site control of cookies, flash, browser self-ID, response when https is denied, response when there is a certificate issue, response when HTML code is useable but faulty, and all other things that affect security. Security is today by far the most important features set. UI, keyboard shortcuts, and the like are way down my list.



  • Hi there !
    For site-by-site control of Plugins, Cookies, Javascript you might want to try this config-page:
    vivaldi://chrome/settings/content



  • @remidemy:

    Hi there !
    For site-by-site control of Plugins, Cookies, Javascript you might want to try this config-page:
    vivaldi://chrome/settings/content

    Great find, remidemy !!! :)

    How did you come up with that? (It's not listed in vivaldi://vivaldi-urls and as far as I can tell, in the whole Vivaldi forum it is only mentioned by you in your German post 65 minutes earlier and by Jtsn here.)



  • In Chromium I opened the settings page, went to content settings and copied the following URL from the adress bar:
    chrome://settings/content
    Vivaldi made it vivaldi://chrome/settings/content
    I figured this method in general might be a way to adjust even more options in Vivaldi ;)



  • @remidemy:

    In Chromium I opened the settings page, went to content settings and copied the following URL from the adress bar:
    chrome://settings/content
    Vivaldi made it vivaldi://chrome/settings/content
    I figured this method in general might be a way to adjust even more options in Vivaldi ;)

    Yes, I guess so. Good hunch! :)

    I haven't been using Chrome enough to get into that much detail with it, but coming from Olde Opera, I'm delighted to see this nugget in Vivaldi!

    If you happen to discover any others that are worthwhile, please feel free to add them here. (You probably also saw this Christoph142 post, as I see you just posted in the same thread ;))


  • Vivaldi Translator

    Can a moderator please move this thread to the browser section of the forum ?


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