Auto-private list - to avoid extensions completely
Even today's most reliable extensions can be bought by criminals and turned into malware, immediately compromising countless machines. This has been happening (Poper Blocker; Page Ruler).
Extensions such as ScriptSafe and Ublock Origin are very valuable to me for general surfing. But they too may become evil. And there are many sites for which I don't need or want any extensions. I now use an extension to enforce this: it watches for eg. "bankofamerica" in the URL and opens that page in a new private window. Several such extensions are available (Autononymous; Ghost Incognito etc.) But I must permanently trust that extension!
It would be great if Vivaldi had a built-in feature to let me specify domains that must be "privatized". Then I can use extensions with much less worry, knowing that none will be active when I'm on an important site.
You have three options for this:
- Isolate extensions to specific sites with a built-in option (see "Add or remove access to a specific site")
- Disable specific extensions on specific sites
- Enable private mode for specific sites (edit: that's what you already use)
@madiso You can whitelist extensions for a website. I don't see how you can blacklist an extension, and I believe that this is the exact request.
Catweazle last edited by
It is not so difficult to avoid malignant extensions. To start almost all Important extensions are open source (at least the ones I use)
Therefore it is always advisable to see who is the author or the company and distrust those who do not have a corresponding link in the description.
Just to be clear to new viewers: None of the replies above address the problem I identified or my suggestion. They are just distractions.
Please upvote my request if you agree with it.
Catweazle last edited by Catweazle
@Vivipop , I think I have understood you perfectly, you want to avoid that sensitive data can be filtered through some extension and prevent it from being activated in certain sites.
I think there is no such risk with Open Source extensions on the one hand, the corresponding community sure goes up to the barricades if the extension is not discreet with your data. On the other hand, it is also possible to whitelist certain sites in the configuration of the corresponding extension or also to deactivate it completely on the extensions page, which, at least I have on the web panel to be able to access quickly at all times.
It would be nice if Vivaldi had so many functions that it is unnecessary to use extensions, but this is practically impossible. Anyway I think, apart from the good privacy of Vivaldi, extensions like uBO, Privacy Badger, Trace, etc. they increase security and privacy and they do not diminish it, precisely in banking operations, by avoiding unwanted scams and trackers.
Almost all the pages have links to FB, Twitter, Google services and others, apart from third-party advertisements. Entering without an extension of any kind is a much greater risk than doing it with extensions that prevent all of these from giving you the most diverse PUPs.
poopooracoocoo last edited by
What has everyone switched to from Poper Blocker?
poopooracoocoo last edited by A Former User
@Vivipop As in an extension site access blocklist? I'd love that too! Vivaldi should also add back the site access controls to the extension menu as it makes it easier to access.