Wladimir Palant: Can Chrome Sync or Firefox Sync be trusted with sensitive data?

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A few days ago I wrote about insufficient protection of locally saved passwords in Firefox . As some readers correctly noted however, somebody gaining physical access to your device isn’t the biggest risk out there. All the more reason to take a look at how browser vendors protect your passwords when they upload them to the cloud. Both Chrome and Firefox provide a sync service that can upload not just all the stored passwords, but also your cookies and browsing history which are almost as sensitive. Is it a good idea to use that service? TL;DR: The answer is currently “no,” both services have...

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